The Pikes Peak Challenge Charity Hike is an annual 13 mile ascent to the 14,115 foot summit to benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC).
On September 10, 2016, one man among the hundreds of participants stood out...because he was sitting in his wheelchair.
Dr. House, Medical Director of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Rehabilitation and owner of Adapta Medical, broke his neck at age 20 during a skiing accident and is now a C7 quadriplegic. He has supported the BIAC since he learned about it in 2003 and is passionate about educating and inspiring others who face similar mobility challenges.
"Many people have driven up Pikes Peak in a car, and it almost seems difficult to drive up it's so steep. It's so amazing up there and to think that I can actually push up it in a wheelchair…I love the challenge of the climb, and it was a wonderful to share the experience with my daughter and the rest of my support team."
Dr. Glen House, MD, MBA