Check out the newly-released, official Team See Possibilities video from our endurance challenge on The Great Wall of China! This was produced by the amazing Niamh Donohoe, who bravely accompanied us and explains our mission in the most beautiful way
Dan Berlin, who lost his eyesight to the disease cone rod dystrophy, begins the video, “I look at being blind as an inconvenience…most of us can do a lot more than we think we can. The key to living a fulfilling life is to put it out there, be exposed, try things…” It’s a powerful lesson for each one of us. And thanks to support from UNICEF, Dan shared the same message with hundreds of blind children in schools we visited afterward in China and Thailand.
Our guide says it all in this video - indeed this was no joke of a challenge, which included not just trekking on The Great Wall, but also sleeping in a freezing, abandoned watchtower, kayaking on a lake that separated crumbling remains of the Wall, and cycling on a tandem bicycle. We hope this story encouraged countless young minds to look at their "disability" as a source of resilience, thanks to Dan’s inspiration.
I want to give a special THANK YOU to Barry Lipsett, CEO of Charles River Apparel, for sponsoring our team with financial support and multiple layers of gear we used on the adventure. And thanks to Intrepid Travel for managing the complex on-the-ground logistics flawlessly.
You can learn more or donate on our Facebook page here or on our Team See Possibilities website where we describe in more detail our goal to make history on 7 Continents in 7 Years while making donations wherever we visit to support local children who are blind.