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Paraplegic man who made a 2500 km pilgrimage to Santiago

NaKwendaSafari

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This article may be of interest:

I read an article in our local newspaper about a paraplegic man who made a 2500 km pilgrimage from Wildsteig (Southern Bavaria) to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest of Spain - on his handbike. This story made me curious so I really wanted to know more about it.
Some weeks later, I visited Dietmar Drößler in his secluded house near Wildsteig. As we sat in his rustic, wooden kitchen I was fascinated to hear his fantastic lifestory and the incredible journey through five countries.

http://www.siairl.org/spinal/Files/SpringMag07.pdf
 
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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
This is a great story! I'd like to add it to the one I have of a Hollander, Ad Hermans, who also did 2 500 km from Akersloot, Holland to Santiago in a hand-biked wheelchair in 2000.

http://www.adhermans.nl/old/index.html

In 2002 he went off again, this time to Rome, 2250 km http://www.adhermans.nl/index.html

Very inspiring stuff for people in wheelchairs.

He can share his experiences here: http://www.caminoworld.com/

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