Wheelchair Willy and the Whiprounds

Paul Gillies is an extraordinary individual. He has walked up Mount Vesuvius (on crutches); jet power-boated in New Zealand; Bungee jumped 300 feet over the River Thames; and tandem free fall  parachuted from 10,000 feet. These physical feats would have taxed the average non-athletic person. But Paul has done this while experiencing a personal degenerative disease, one that has robbed him of his sight in one eye, and will eventually claim his life.

Paul Gillies has progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

Rather than thinking of his MS in stages of deterioration,  he sees it more of being on a journey with obstacles around most corners

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