During Chris Waddell's historic climb to the roof of Africa, his One Revolution team had sixty-one African porters and guides to help guide, carry gear, cook meals, lay boards to bridge gaps, and provide general good cheer. One of those porters named Tajiri, had worked on the mountain before a rock slide took his leg. One Revolution bought him a light prosthesis in 2009.
With his new leg, Tajiri made the climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro with Chris.
Now, four years later, the prosthetic leg is worn out from the rough conditions.
Tajiri is in Utah this week to be fitted with a quality prosthetic leg at the Hanger Clinic as a Mobility Revolution outreach initiative.
While this is an amazing gift for Tajiri, it is also another chance for Waddell to share his message, "It isn't what happens to you, but what you do with what happened to you."
Waddell and One Revolution will host a special screening of the documentary about his trip to Mount Kilimanjaro, 1 Revolution, on Wednesday July 31. Information for the screening can be found on this page: http://one-revolution.org/