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RMR: Rick Hansen

SugarJ

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Can you imagine the weekly phone call from Mercer's mom?

"Hi Rick, what did you do this week?"
"Oh, not much, pushed a guy in a wheelchair off a bridge."

Kudos to Hansen for doing it.
 

Nodscene

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Definitely a great video. Not to mention Rick has done more in a wheelchair then most of us without any limitations.

Some quick and dirty facts...

" progressed on a 26-month trek, logging over 40,000 km through 34 countries on four continents before crossing Canada"

"The song "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" was written in his honor by fellow British Columbian David Foster" *Cool, didn't know that one.

"Hansen is currently president and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, which has generated more than $200 million for spinal cord injury related programs and initiatives."

"Rick has served as chair of both the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society and the Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund Society, helping to restore and protect sturgeon and salmon populations in British Columbia."

"Commissioner General to Canada Pavilion at World Exposition '88 in Brisbane, Australia (1987- 1988)"

Plus more awards and honours then I could shake a stick at. Not to mention a great sense of humour. A great Canadian.
 

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