“Climb it for me!” he yelled as I walked out of the hospital room.
I gladly would if I could, I thought to myself, but this one might just be too hard. I can’t make any promises.
A few days earlier, after a nice enjoyable day of climbing, we were heading back to my friend Sasha’s house to cook up some grub. He was on his motorbike, I was driving his van. Life was sweet. In a split second everything changed. An old man came out from a side road and didn’t see the motorbike coming.
We had some good adventures lined up for the week, but now Sasha was going to spend the next few months without the use of his arms and left leg. Despite this huge setback it was inspiring to see his conviction to fight his way back to good health—a true warrior.
While he sat in a hospital bed, I was going back for a Thai Boxing match in which I had been knocked out the day before.
Above: Ready? Fight! Sean goes toe-to-stone with Thai Boxing. All photos: Colette McInerney