Don Alder is a musician and partner in a grand adventure - "Man In Motion" that forever changed the way we see disability. He lives alone in a basement suite over run by guitars, note books full of ideas for songs and everywhere, memories of going around the world with his best friend, Rick Hansen.
I'm just home from Hawaii where my harp guitar and I played along side, Chris Hadfied,...
In the interview excerpt below continued from an earlier blog, Mike Jacobs who worked with Victor Webster - teaching him what it took to play a disabled athlete, talks about Victor's journey and his own. Sadly, Mike Jacobs passed away before seeing the film completed but his contribution to the movie and the lessons learned by all lucky enough to have crossed his path, will never be forgotten. Q....
"THOSE STAIRS AREN'T SUPPOSE TO BE THERE"
The Great Wall snakes across the mountains in China's high country. In many places, ancient stone stairs are the only route op to the wall. Faced with the impossible reality that he can not climb the steep, narrow stone entrance, Rick is quick to frustration. His long held dream hangs in the balance.
"IT'S NOT FAIR"
Half way into their ascent of The Great Wall, Rick stops - a necessary break to cool him down. A wave of emotion washes over him as Rick wonders if his dream of making the world pay attention, matters to anyone. Lee sits quietly worried about how hard this must be. Don takes the opportunity to say something, he has been waiting a lifetime for. It is an honest moment between best...
"I CAN'T KEEP UP"
On a back road in the high country, heat and exhaustion have begun to take their toll. Amanda no longer to keep up to Rick's pace, falls behind. Don struggles and like Amanda, can no longer endure the heat and is left in the shadow of a dragon, pushing through the pain of the Great Wall.