Spencer West

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Birthday
7, 1981
Birthplace
Wyoming
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1981 (age 38)
Birthplace
Wyoming

About

Motivational speaker for Me to We, an innovative social enterprise, as well as author and leadership facilitator who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of legs. He wrote the book Standing Tall: My Journey.

Before Fame

He was born with sacral agenesis, a rare genetic spinal disorder, that required the amputation of his legs at the age of five. He previously worked as a client operations director for a salon and spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

Trivia

His trek up Kilimanjaro raised more than half a million dollars for Free the Children's sustainable water initiative in Kenya.

Family Life

He was born at Memorial Hospital in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He earned an undergraduate degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He later moved to Toronto.

Associated With

Both he and Kurt Fearnley were afflicted with sacral agenesis, but neither let the affliction deter them from accomplishing great things.