It’s just willpower and hard work that can make a person achieve his dreams and can make him a winner over his fear. This is what has been recently been proved by a fearless adrenaline junkie, who has not only showed interest in some extreme challenges but also tried and marked his win over them.
Sports like skydiving, paragliding, abseiling, kayaking, skiing and mountaineering are counted in the list, which need good experience to perform, and thinking to perform these activities with a paralyzed body was definitely not possible.
But Mr. Barry, from Uckfield, East Sussex has proven everybody wrong. Despite confined to a wheelchair and having his entire body below neck paralyzed, Barry fearlessly performed the world’s most extreme challenges like skydiving, paragliding and mountaineering and made his mark somewhere very up.
Moreover, Barry has also been appointed as a qualified scuba diving instructor and has learnt to paint beautifully by holding his paint brush in his mouth.
The next aim of this brave quadriplegic is to scale Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.
At the age of just 19, Barry met with an accident (in the year 1996) while he was driving his van. His van suddenly got crushed into a tree and the accident broke his neck in two places, which paralyzed his body from the neck down and he failed to move his arms and legs.
Barry got confined to a wheelchair and was leading a painful recovery phase. The inspiring spirit came to his life from his another paralyzed friend, who told him about performing skydive despite being paralyzed. Barry neglected his fears and started his fight with his doctors to perform the activity, who denied him performing due to his health conditions.
Soon Barry won his side with the medical professionals, and now Barry is paragliding, sailing, and kayaking, sky-diving from 12,000ft and has even gone skiing three times in Sweden.