Paraplegic Michael Mills climbs Stone Mountain
February 12, 2013
February 9, 2013 - Michael Mills became the first known paraplegic to crawl up Stone Mountain. Foregoing his wheelchair, Mills used his hands and knees to make the ascent. Saturday's crawl was not only the beginning of Spartan training for the athlete, but also a two-fold call to awareness: first, to prove there is no such thing as a disability; and second, to raise money for the charity Bert's Big Adventure
, a nonprofit helping chronic and terminally ill children and their families make a trip to Walt Disney World.
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Not long after dawn on Saturday morning, February 9th, Michael Mills, an athlete and paraplegic, gathered with a group of people to attempt a climb up Stone Mountain without the use of his wheelchair, using only his hands, arms, knees, and sheer willpower to reach the top.
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