Kirk Williams is a photographer, van conductor, drone expert, marshmallow cooker, mental mechanic, and active quadriplegic after a routine mountain bike accident left him with a C5 burst fracture.

Discovering access issues while travelling in South America he vowed to return, but this time in a custom van which has given him the ultimate freedom.

Kirk is also the founder of Impact Overland, a travel blog that is raising funds to help supply wheelchairs to those in need.

In this episode we talk about the van and what modifications he’s made, his road to recovery, his mental fortitude and advice, and how Covid-19 has affected his plans. Check it out!

If you’re looking for another quadriplegic travel and entrepreneur story be sure to check out Alvaro Silberstein’s episode too.

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Key Subjects

  • Managing your mental health
  • How to modify a van
  • Travelling in remote areas
  • Photography as a quadriplegic
  • How to stay focussed on a goal
  • Recovering from quadriplegia

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