Grant Korgan: Paralyzed and Hiking to the South Pole
AIR DATE: January 31, 2012
Grant Korgan was a recent newlywed with a nanotech company and a love for extreme sports. Then on March 2010, a snowmobile accident smashed his vertebrae. The prognosis was that he'd likely never walk again. But Grant Korgan and his wife refused to believe it: they sold their belongings and embarked on a long journey toward recovery. Grant Korgan talks about the power of hope, and how it's possible for a paraplegic to ski to the South Pole.
What an amazing story! It goes without saying that the achievement is inspirational. But what impressed me equally was the combination of joy, humility and gratitude this man displays. I read the book by Aaron Ralston that was behind the movie "127 Hours." The movie left out Mr Ralston's self-professed proud arrogance both before and after being trapped--even toward his rescuers.
In Mr. Korgan's account today, I heard him express gratitude towards at least ten different people--and towards "Love." I root for Mr. Korgan. I am sure he will go on to do more great things. Marc –Jan 30, 2012 11:18:26 AM