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08/21/2019

Keynote Speakers at Annual Conference to Share Story of Hope Overcoming Disability

Next week, the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference kicks off on Tuesday, August 27 with Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray’s “I’ll Push You” presentation during the General Session from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray have been blessed with a unique friendship that spans over 42 years. Despite the many challenges of a progressive neuromuscular disease robbing Justin of the use of his arms and legs, the two seek to live life without reservation. Their friendship has taken them on many adventures together; most notably their 500-mile wheelchair journey across the vast terrain of northern Spain.

When Justin got the idea to take on the ancient pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, he knew there was no way he could take the journey alone. So he asked his best friend his thoughts on the epic adventure. Patrick’s response to Justin was simply, “I’ll push you!”

To learn more about “I’ll Push You” and the rest of our great slate of speakers, presentations and activities at the Annual Conference, click here.

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