FSH Society Ambassador Carden Wyckoff and her brother Spencer are at it again! This time, they will be traveling 79-miles through the Georgia portion of the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and funds to cure FSHD.
Throughout the hike, sponsored by Vestigo, Spencer will be carrying his sister Carden on his back using a specially designed harness. Their father, Kurt, and sister, Virginia, are also set to join them on the adventure to spread the message that no matter what physical limitations are placed on you anyone can reach their goals.
“Being able to walk with someone on your back is an intrinsic reward,” says Spencer. “We are looking to prove that this journey, carrying someone on your back for 79 miles, is not impossible, and that Carden and others do amazing things themselves every day.”
The duo is set to leave on Saturday, October 22, from the Springer Mountain Gap and will complete their journey on Sunday, October 30, at the Blue Ridge Gap near the Georgia and North Carolina border.
This is not the first time Spencer and Carden have raised awareness to the disease. Spencer also appeared on the Atlanta trials of American Ninja Warrior, and completed a Spartan Race carrying Carden earlier this year.
Carden and Spencer will be documenting their trip via GoPro, and also encourage supporters to use the hashtag #FSHDPiggyback to show their support on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Be sure to follow Carden and Spencer during their journey and donate on their website, piggybackadventures.com.