Over the past 20+ years, a progressive neuromuscular disease has slowly taken away Justin’s ability to use his arms and legs. From each morning until night, Justin requires daily assistance in every aspect of life such as eating, getting dressed, bathing and even using the restroom.
Though immensely challenging, Justin continues to live life to the fullest and maintains a positive attitude through it all!
Justin and Patrick Help Organizations and Individuals Worldwide Achieve More, Together!
Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Ray, use the power of storytelling about their life experiences and their credible 500-mile wheelchair journey through Spain, to demonstrate how to overcome the greatest of odds. Through Justin and Patrick’s powerful message, businesses and individuals alike discover how to be happier, more engaged, and more productive through the power of teamwork.
In the spring of 2012, Justin learned about the Camino de Santiago while watching Rick Steves on Public Access TV. Soon after, Justin asked his lifelong friend, Patrick, what he thought about tackling the ancient pilgrimage. Patrick’s response was simple and direct. He said, “I’ll push you.”
Two years later, they started their journey and had absolutely no idea how they would make the 500 miles from the soutwest of France to the Cathedral in Santiago; over several mountain ranges like the Pyrenees, through rivers, and across the vast “desert of Spain” called the Meseta… they just knew they had to get there.
Justin and Patrick had to rely on the help and strength of friends, acquaintances and even complete strangers in order to navigate the many challenges they faced on their 35-day journey.
Since returning from Spain, they have used their heartfelt storytelling to share the comical details of their journey… the joys, the struggles, the beautiful relationships, and the lessons they learned in faith, hope, love and friendship.
Their goal with this film is for others to walk away recognizing each life is not defined by its limitations, but is defined by what is accomplished in spite of those limitations.
In addition to their efforts with the film I’ll Push You, Justin and Patrick founded Push Inc. where they help organizations and individuals realize they can achieve more, together.