ReelPeople: UP Abilities

Details

Past Event
$18 via Eventbrite

Location Info:

AD Players George Theater
5420 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX  77056
713-526-2721
JEN BRICKER: Everything is Possible. Born without legs, one would think Jen Bricker would be destined for a life of hardship. However, her amazing adoptive family gave her one simple rule, “Never say can’t” and helped her forge a life of triumph, not tragedy. Always challenging herself, Jen transitioned from a State Champion in power tumbling into an accomplished acrobat, aerialist, speaker and bestselling author. ERIK WEIHENMAYER: Live a No-Barrier Life. Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only person who is blind to climb Mount Everest and has since completed his quest to climb all Seven Summits-the highest point on every continent. Erik co-founded a movement called No Barriers, which helps people with challenges tap into the human spirit, break through barriers, and contribute to the world. AMANDA BOXTEL: You Don’t Need Eyes to See —You Need Vision Amanda Boxtel currently serves as Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation, which aims to bridge human mobility with exoskeletons and bionic technology. She is honored to have been announced as the CNN Heroes Top 10 for 2018. After more than two decades of paralysis and a journey across continents, her pursuit is one of spirit-mind-body transformation. Speakers sponsored by Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities, MasterWord, and Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. [Organizer's description]

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: