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Deaf-blind Adventurer to Share Story and Inspire Others

Monday, July 18, 2016

10:00 A.M.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

2510 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W.
Grand Rapids MI 49504

Bill Barkeley has been living a life of adventure and personal and professional success, despite living with Usher's Syndrome.

Bill Barkeley has been living a life of adventure and personal and professional success, despite living with Usher's Syndrome.

Despite being born with Usher’s Syndrome, a progressive disease that robs people of their hearing and vision over time, Bill Barkeley has been living a life of adventure and personal and professional success. He’ll share his journey into deafness and blindness and how he persevered when he presents “No Barriers,” a “Healthy U” lecture on Monday, July 18, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a continuing care retirement community located at 2510 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W., Grand Rapids.

During his lecture Barkeley will advise others how to live a life without limits by using the “No Barriers Life Elements,” which include Vision, Reach, Pioneer, Rope Team, Alchemy, and Elevate.

Barkeley received world acclaim in 2008 after he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa using assistive technology for the deaf and blind. A film documentary, “Walk Your Own Path – Bill Barkeley’s Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro,” was released to the adventure film circuit and has been featured both nationally and internationally. In 2009, Barkeley was awarded the No Barriers USA-James O. Goldsmith Pioneering Spirit Award, which recognizes an individual or organization that passionately and selflessly works to break down barriers that may limit accessibility to life.

The free presentation is open to the public and reservations are not required. Fellowship and coffee begin at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m. For more information, please visit www.CovenantGreatLakes.org or call (877) 812-8745. For more information on Barkeley, visit www.billbarkeley.com.

Event Type: Sports-Recreation 



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