Lee Spencer from Devon (Great Britain), because I'm talking about him - did something amazing. He is a former 49-year-old soldier who served in the Armed Forces for 24 years, is also a disabled person, who lost leg as a result of an accident during a mission in Afghanistan. He was hit by a fragment of the car's engine during the rescue operation of an injured motorcyclist. He decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone to prove to himself and the whole world that "no man should be defined by his disability". The plan was ambitious and demanded enormous determination and physical endurance. The previous record - 96 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes and was set up by a non-disabled person, which was an additional motivation for Lee Spencer. The great desire to set a new record was one thing but former soldier also decided to raise money for Royal Marines Charity and Endeavor Fund. He was supported by many famous people, including Prince Harry and Gareth Southgate (the England football team's coach), who made a special video for Lee.
The trip to South America began in Portugal, but unfortunately it was not without obstacles, at the very beginning of the expedition Lee was forced to stop in the Canary Islands due to a failure of the navigation system. On his across Atlantic he met whales, dolphins and turtles, he fought with huge waves and his own weaknesses (he faced with inflammation of the stomach and intestines), he did not sleep much. The trip lasted exactly two months, it was exhausting and difficult, especially for a disabled person, but it was finished in impressive style. In social media, Lee Spencer was hailed as a hero and his performance was described as "fantastic." Breaking the record of a non-disabled person by 36 days is an amazing achievement and an example that you can achive anything if you only want it very much. We admire and also looking forward to hear about further exploits!
1685277023 | Source: bbc.com