CNA Staff, Jun 2, 2021 / 12:00 pm
Pope Francis on Wednesday met with a paralyzed man who plans to travel to the Arctic Circle to raise awareness about the environment.
After a spinal cord injury from a jet ski accident left Michael Haddad paralyzed from the chest down, he was told that he would never walk again.
But the athlete and adventurer from Lebanon has found a way not only to walk, but also to journey more than 60 miles in the Arctic Circle using steel spine and orthotic leg braces.
What an inspiring & blessed morning to be with the Pope on a private audience!— Michael Haddad (@mikaelhaddad) June 2, 2021
Received today the blessings of his holiness @Pontifex for our upcoming Arctic Walk for Addressing #ClimateEmergency #AWAKE #ClimateAction @UNDPArabStates
In Photo:Theresa Panuccio @UNDP & Karim pic.twitter.com/BjwOxMBTUN