After Thoughts: Steve Richert

Steve climbing up a big rock wall

Our last show of 2011 brought a great guest in Steve.  Steve and Stefanie are Living Vertical, climbing to show that diabetes is a stepping stone, not a roadblock.

Through Project 365, a documentary project that is all about advocating for people with diabetes, encouraging an active lifestyle and exposure to climbing, Steve and Stefanie aim to show that diabetes is a stepping stone, not a roadblock.

We heard about Steve’s diagnosis in 1999, a transitional time for him in many ways.  As Steve grew, in age, in diabetes, and in climbing, he started to see a lot of similarities.  He likes how climbing can completely shift perspective, shifting your mindset from traveling on a horizontal plane to moving on a vertical plane.  Many challenges appear that seem impossible (such as learning how to “be” a pancreas), but when you step back, grow in skills and knowledge, the impossible becomes possible.

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