Justin's Autoimmune Disease
At 16, a car accident triggered Justin's autoimmune disease and now he is wheelchair-bound, but that hasn't stopped "The Disabled Traveler" from seeing the world and inspiring others to do the same.
I'll Push You
Though totally unable to move himself, Justin desired to complete the 500-mile Camino hike across Spain and his best friend Patrick said, "I'll push you".
Trekking through Spain
Patrick pushes Justin over a bridge in Spain
A Month-Long Excursion
It took Patrick and Justin 34 days to complete this popular stretch of the Camino de Santiago.
Keeping the Faith
Patrick and Justin visited a monastery while in Europe and both credit their faith in God for getting them through one of the most grueling and amazing experiences of their lives.
The Camino is full of hills and valleys, mountains, but the two got help from strangers who quickly became friends along the way.
Many people helped Patrick carry Justin to the finish line.
It's All About Community
Patrick tells Guideposts.org: "Having all those individuals that helped carry us to the finish line was a demonstration of the power that God has when people respond to those they see in need. That's the beauty of community and the need that we have to live in community with others. We’re all God’s hands and feet. His spirit is alive and well through those who are obedient and want to see the Kingdom intersect with lives, right here, right now."
The Glory of God
Justin and Patrick reflect on the glory of God as the sun rises over the Camino.