Live Unlimited is a campaign from the Muscular Dystrophy Association that was inspired by the strength and courage of MDA families who are doing remarkable things every day despite the physical limits diseases like muscular dystrophy and ALS create. Live Unlimited is based on a steadfast belief that every child and adult should be free from the harm and physical limits of muscle-debilitating diseases.
Born just over 36 hours apart, Justin & Patrick are life-long friends with a rich, deep relationship that spans beyond 40 years. They travel together, live life together through its ups and downs, and most importantly, will do anything for each other.
Over the past 20+ years, a progressive neuromuscular disease has slowly taken away Justin’s ability to use his arms and legs. From each morning until night, Justin requires daily assistance in every aspect of life such as eating, getting dressed, bathing and even using the restroom.
Though immensely challenging, Justin continues to live life to the fullest and maintains a positive attitude through it all!
In the spring of 2012, Justin learned about the Camino de Santiago while watching Rick Steves on Public Access TV. Soon after, Justin asked his lifelong friend, Patrick, what he thought about tackling the ancient pilgrimage. Patrick’s response was simple and direct. He said, “I’ll push you.”
Two years later, they started their journey and had absolutely no idea how they would make the 500 miles from the soutwest of France to the Cathedral in Santiago; over several mountain ranges like the Pyrenees, through rivers, and across the vast “desert of Spain” called the Meseta… they just knew they had to get there.
Justin and Patrick had to rely on the help and strength of friends, acquaintances and even complete strangers in order to navigate the many challenges they faced on their 35-day journey.
Since returning from Spain, they have used their heartfelt storytelling to share the comical details of their journey… the joys, the struggles, the beautiful relationships, and the lessons they learned in faith, hope, love and friendship.
Their goal with this film is for others to walk away recognizing each life is not defined by its limitations, but is defined by what is accomplished in spite of those limitations.
In addition to their efforts with the film I’ll Push You, Justin and Patrick founded Push Inc. where they help organizations and individuals realize they can achieve more, together.
Both men love road trips, music, and driving their wives crazy.
Justin lives in Eagle, Idaho with his wife Kirstin and their three children: Jaden, Noah, and Lauren.
Patrick lives in nearby Meridian, Idaho with his wife Donna and their three children: Cambria, Joshua, and Olivia.
Visit https://www.illpushyou.com/ for more information.