The Charcot's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terrible disease of which there is currently no cure treatment. The latter gradually affects all the muscles of the body, leading to disability and death. A terrible degeneration that touches every year thousands of people in France.
This illness, Vincent Monnerie know her well. This young man lost his father a few weeks ago because of this one and this event pushed him to act. To help the research, he had the idea to set up an original operation called Kilometer Wheelbarrow. Vincent has set the goal totally crazyCross the Grandes Alpes road and his 21 mythical passes pushing a simple wheelbarrow containing the minimum vital.
In total, these are 700 kilometers that the young man challenges himself to Thonon in the High mountains to the city of Nice. An adventure that Vincent has been funded by many sponsors for contribute to research and fight against Charcot's disease. And why the choice of the wheelbarrow? Simply because it appeals and it allows him to carry his equipment! Vincent keeps a diary of his epic on Facebook which shows, in each commune which it crosses, the interest of the people for its crusade. Proof is the video above in which a passerby interrogates Vincent on his crossing and that has accumulated more than 4 million views on Facebook.
An excellent initiative, all in simplicity and full of emotions, that we propose you to discover more details on the Facebook page of the projectKilometer Wheelbarrow and that you can support via the Leetchi kitty launched on occasion. To share around you!
Imagined by: Vincent Monnerie