Lee Coulter - Mad Love (for Grant & Shawna) (by leecoulter)
Two years ago, I found out Grant, a guy I went to high school with, broke his back in a snowmobiling accident. He was one of those guys everyone liked. Popular for all the right reasons.
He and Shawna had only been married a few months when he got injured, turning their lives around in an instant. She dropped everything to help him recover and, the high achiever he is, he is aiming for %110 recovery.
When I found out they were having a benefit to raise funds for his therapies and spinal cord injury awareness, I volunteered my musician husband’s performance to the cause. Seeing them in person and hearing Grant speak about how far he’d come (1 year later) was inspiring. He was able to get up out of his wheelchair and stand by his wife on canes to give his speech.
But then he took it a giant step further. He undertook the challenge of becoming the first adaptive athlete to self-propel to the South Pole. That journey will be part of the documentary The Push: A South Pole Adventure.
Facebook stalkers that we are, Lee and I avidly followed their training through posts along the way, and, after a very special post by photographer Keoki Flagg, who accompanied Grant through Antarctica, Lee was inspired to write this song.
We shot the video and were grateful to receive permission to use their personal footage as well as some from Alpine Assassins and The Push in order to tell their story. They are an exceptional couple, inspiring people every day.
I hope everyone who sees this video can feel their heart fire and that you’ll keep the MadLuv flowing.Source: youtube.com