By admin | October 23, 2010
Betty Williams had the opportunity to listen to an amazing motivational speaker from Free The Children and Me to We – Spencer West.
Spencer was speaking at Indigo’s Yorkville store where he spoke about his ability and not disability to be a valued member of society and inspiring the youth of today to be change agents.
Spencer spoke candidly about the struggles he overcame after losing his legs at the age of five. He overcame stereotyping and bullying and decided to leave the materialistic world where he had a well paying job after he made a trip to Kenya where he saw the work of Free The Children to build schools in the Masai Mara.
Infused with humor and humility, his thought-provoking message is focused to inspire people to find opportunity in every challenge. With every speech, Spencer leaves an indelible mark on his audiences, instilling hope and strong leadership so that they can inspire others to create positive change.
When Spencer saw Betty walking in to hear his speech he couldn’t believe it:
“Betty Williams is one of my personal heroes and for her to show up at my speech was one the most memorable moments in my life. It was like Nelson Mandela walking in and sitting down. In 10 minutes with Betty I learned more about peace and life than I have in my 29 years. I will never forget it,” said Spencer.
After the presentation, Betty’s response to meeting Spencer was “Thank you. Thank you for bringing me to meet this wonderful human being and hear his amazing story.”
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