Lache Pas La Patate


"Don't drop the potatoes."

On August 16, 2014, Mark Appleton, a T4 paraplegic, was the second wheelchair-bound man to complete the GORUCK Challenge. Mark, already an athlete, had trained for months preparing himself for the rigors of GRC and dealt with the uncertainty of the upcoming event. 

The following images are accompanied by the words of Mark and his wife Denetrius about his accident, his training, his outlook and his success.

Empathy. Respect. Courage.