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Title:
We carry Kevan : six friends, three countries, no wheelchair
ISBN:
9781683973171
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
xvii, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Foreword / by Andrew Peterson -- Prologue: Flight -- Point of departure -- Laying out the fleece -- Plans and preparations -- Gathering the crew -- Gearing up -- Learning to fly -- Ready for takeoff -- Paris -- The city of light -- Band of gypsies -- Crossing the Channel -- In search of the boy who never grows up -- Into the English wild -- Turbulence -- Skellig Michael -- Ascent -- The view from here -- Reentry -- Epilogue: There and backpack again.
Summary:
Kevan is just one of the guys. It's impossible to know him and not become a little more excited about life. He is an inspiring man permeated by joy, unafraid of sorrow, full of vitality and life! His sense of humor is infectious and so is his story. He grew up, he says, at "belt-buckle level" and stayed there until Kevan's beloved posse decided to leave his wheelchair at the Atlanta airport, board a plane for France, and have his friends carry him around Europe to accomplish their dream to see the world together! Kevan's beloved posse traveled to Paris, England, and Ireland where, in the climax of their adventure, they scale 600 feet up to the 1,400-year-old monastic fortress of Skellig Michael. In WE CARRY KEVAN the reader sits with Kevan, one head-level above everyone else for the first time in his life and enjoys camaraderie unlike anything most people ever experience. Along the way they encounter the curiosity and beauty of strangers, the human family disarmed by grace, and the constant love of God so rich and beautiful in the company of good friends. WE CARRY KEVAN displays the profound power of friendship and self-sacrifice. --
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A story about friendships and commitment to one another so incredible you wouldn't believe it if it wasn't true.
Kevan is just one of the guys. It's impossible to know him and not become a little more excited about life. He is an inspiring man permeated by joy, unafraid of sorrow, full of vitality and life! His sense of humor is infectious and so is his story.

He grew up, he says, at "belt-buckle level" and stayed there until Kevan's beloved posse decided to leave his wheelchair at the Atlanta airport, board a plane for France, and have his friends carry him around Europe to accomplish their dream to see the world together! Kevan's beloved posse traveled to Paris, England, and Ireland where, in the climax of their adventure, they scale 600 feet up to the 1,400-year-old monastic fortress of Skellig Michael.

In WE CARRY KEVAN the reader sits with Kevan, one head-level above everyone else for the first time in his life and enjoys camaraderie unlike anything most people ever experience. Along the way they encounter the curiosity and beauty of strangers, the human family disarmed by grace, and the constant love of God so rich and beautiful in the company of good friends. WE CARRY KEVAN displays the profound power of friendship and self-sacrifice.


Author Notes

KEVAN CHANDLER grew up in the foothills of North Carolina with his parents and two siblings. The youngest of the bunch, he was the second to be diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare neuromuscular disease. He has a Bachelor's of Arts in Counseling from John Wesley College. In the summer of 2016, Kevan and his friends took a trip across Europe, leaving his wheelchair at home and his friends carried him for three weeks in a backpack. An avid storyteller, Kevan is the author of several books and speaks worldwide about his unique life with a disability. He is also the founder of We Carry Kevan, a nonprofit striving to redefine accessibility as a cooperative effort. Kevan lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Table of Contents

Andrew Peterson
Forewordp. xiii
Prologue: Flightp. 1
1 Point of Departurep. 3
2 Laying Out the Fleecep. 13
3 Plans and Preparationsp. 19
4 Gathering the Crewp. 31
5 Gearing Upp. 43
6 Learning to Flyp. 55
7 Ready for Takeoffp. 63
8 Parisp. 73
9 The City of Lightp. 81
10 Band of Gypsiesp. 103
11 Crossing the Channelp. 123
12 In Search of the Boy Who Never Grows Upp. 129
13 Into the English Wildp. 151
14 Turbulencep. 175
15 Skellig Michaelp. 183
16 Ascentp. 201
17 The View from Herep. 223
18 Reentryp. 231
Epilogue: There and Backpack Againp. 239
About Us: We Carry Kevanp. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 265