出生于1977年的Yeboah，生下来就缺失右腿，我们可以想象有异于常人的先天缺陷，会给他的日常生活带来多大的影响。在2001年的时候，他在加纳的土地上骑行400余英里，只为了引起人们对残障人士的注意。在这之后他的行为得到了包括耐克、CAF（Challenged Athletes Foundation）等机构的注意和嘉奖。
Born with a useless right leg, abandoned by his father and orphaned by his mother, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah grew up in a country where physical deformities are considered a curse. In 2001 Emmanuel rode a bicycle 380 miles across Ghana, instantly gaining world wide attention and giving a voice to the plight of the disabled across Africa.
Recognized for his efforts, he was honored with the Casey Martin award by Nike and the Arthur Ashe Courage Award presented at the 2005 ESPY’s. Using the prize money, Emmanuel started a foundation that helps build sports programs for disabled children in Ghana. After the fanfare had died down and the prize money spent however, Emmanuel didn’t stop. He continues to this day, pursuing his dream the only way he knows how- working multiple jobs and talking to anyone who will listen. That’s when we learned about his story, and knew it had to be told. He’s training for his next ride– this time to Washington D.C.
Special thank you to ProForm for sponsoring Emmanuel’s ride to Washington D.C.
Director: Ed McCulloch
DP- Paul Meyers
Editor- Ethan James
Post- Alter Ego, Toronto
Post Producer- Jane Garrah
Colorist- Cem Ozkilicci
Music composer- Sebastian Oliwa
Sound design and mixing- Sebastian Oliwa
VO talent: Barry Nicholson
【励志】单腿的勇者——Emmanuel 密码 i7vh