Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray
Friendship and Pilgrimage on Camino de Santiago


"If you're looking for an inspirational message about friendship, commitment, overcoming challenges or the power of community, then I urge you to hire Justin and Patrick for your next speaking event! Your attendees will be inspired, and you will look like a genius for deciding to share with your company, members or conference attendees a life-changing adventure."

Human Resource Director, St. Luke's Hospital System, Idaho

Two lifelong friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, tackled the impossible in 2014  a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago through Spain, one pushing the other in a wheelchair. While Patrick and others physically pushed Justin the distance, Justin pushed Patrick mentally and emotionally, beyond fear and insecurity, into a whole new world of joy and freedom.

Their journey is a brilliant metaphor for the lives these two men have been blessed to live. Just as neither could have accomplished the 500-mile pilgrimage on their own, their successes in life are largely attributed to the way they live and have pushed one another and the way they have allowed others to push them.

Justin and Patrick believe that overcoming life's challenges requires acknowledging one's weaknesses, inviting others into one's story, and embracing the fact that nobody can do it on their own. Justin and Patrick's keynotes help others overcome limitations in work, relationships, and in life by embracing vulnerability and turning to the power that exists within a community of friends, family, and co-workers. No challenge is too great to overcome, but success in the face of adversity is dependent upon one's willingness to let others help push beyond the limitations we believe we possess.

In September, Gail Davis, GDA Founder and President, completed 112 miles of the Camino de Santiago, arriving in Santiago to receive her Compostela.  While on the pilgrimage she was inspired by so many stories, including Justin and Patrick's.  She considers this just one of the many gifts from her Camino experience.