I’ll Push You by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck
My family recommended this book to me as Justin is my dad’s cousin.
Justin has always been a charismatic person. He is full of love and life. Justin has a great sense of humor and loves adventures.
Patrick is Justin’s best friend from childhood. They shared many adventures together and were always there for each other. They bring out the best in each other and have a friendship that others strive for. In college, Justin began to have unusual symptoms. He was eventually diagnosed with a progressive neuro-muscular disease. It left him without the use of his legs and arms, and in a wheelchair. Patrick has remained by his side through it all.
Justin heard about people doing a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. He tells Patrick about it and how he thinks it would be an amazing trip. Patrick’s response is simple: “I’ll push you.” This book tells of their trip on the Camino de Santiago. The setbacks, struggles, triumphs, and spiritual realizations. It is a testament to what true friendship, love, devotion, and sacrifice is. It is a beautiful story that will inspire you and touch your heart. It will open your eyes to how true friendship can change our lives and push us to be a better person.