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 10th, 2016, Dr. Glen House, a complete C7 quadriplegic, accomplished an amazing feat for the 5th time: he pushed a wheelchair up 13 miles to the magnificent 14,110 ft. summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs! As a quadriplegic wheelchair user for over 20 years and a specialist in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation, Dr. House is passionate about staying on the forefront of technology that can help him – and others with similar mobility challenges – maintain maximum independence. He says, “If my life depended on it, I couldn't push to the top of Pike's Peak in a manual chair. But the Tailwind Power Assist Wheelchair makes the impossible possible. I think it's incredibly important for individuals who need to use some kind of mobility device to get around to know about this specific wheelchair and the technology that it has within it. For anyone with a disability or medical condition, the most important thing they can do is get and stay informed.” - Dr. Glen House, MD, MBA Don’t miss this recent interview with Dr. House as he shares his inspiring story about how and why he made the climb to the top of Pikes Peak. He was interviewed by Mike Krivich, PT and Territory Manager for Clinton River Medical Products.
In September 2014, 9-year-old Samantha lost her ability to walk due to Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, for which there is no treatment or cure. She lives with her father, Joe, and her sister in Long Island, New York.