In 1991 Sean O’Neill became a T-12 paraplegic. Fifteen years later in Yosemite National Park Sean and his brother, professional climber Timmy O’Neill, climbed the 3,000-foot vertical rock formation El Capitan in six nights and seven days. Timmy, who has set international speed climbing records, is no stranger to the extraordinary abilities of the human body, but his experience on El Capitan taught him that perhaps the body’s greatest strength is adaptation. In this program Sean, now an adaptive recreation innovator and a world ambassador to disabled sports, and Timmy, cofounder of Paradox Sports, a nonprofit dedicated to integrating the disabled population into human-powered outdoor sports, will share their experiences climbing together and their passion for making these experiences available to others.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Free for students and teachers with valid ID.
Visit www.chicagohumanities.org for more info or call 312.494.9509.
More info on this event: Climbers Timmy and Sean O'Neill: Outdoor Sports & Disability