True friendship bridges the gap between challenges and triumph, and there is no better proof of that than the story of We Carry Kevan. We Carry Kevan is a team of backpackers helping their friend, Kevan Chandler, a man born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, fulfill his lifelong dream of traveling through Europe.
Kevan’s genetic condition affects the strength of his muscles, making them weaker as time progresses, but it doesn’t limit him from pursuing adventure. Thinking in terms of “How can Kevan do this?” rather than “Can Kevan Do This?” Kevan and his friends Tom, Phillip, Benjamin, and their videographer, Luke, planned an unforgettable 3-week backpacking trip across Europe. The team prepared for months, training to carry 65-pound Kevan up mountains and through cobblestone streets, while Kevan prepared himself to be without his wheelchair, his mode of independence.