The Glass Walker Challenge was my first endurance stunt and world record and perhaps not my last. But this was not the focus and purpose of the stunt, but simply a by-product and achievement.
Having grown up in amongst and lived with Mental Health challenges myself, I decided to focus on associating all my stunts to needs and mental health issues and for this specific stunt, the focus was Autism awareness, education and financial assistance for many families living with the financial challenges that come with Mental Health Illnesses and challenges.
People who live with autism spend their lives experiencing the mental agony and frustration that I experienced on that bed of glass for 36,8 km and 29 hours.
And for me once I reach the goal, I was able to step off and continue as I did before stepping on.
THE CHALLENGE BEING MY FIRST ENDURANCE STUNT WAS AN EXPERIENCE I COULD NOT TRAIN FOR IN THE CONVENTIONAL WAY FOR TRAINING, BEING I HAD NO CLUE WHAT I WOULD BE ENDURING IN THOSE 29 HOURS ON THE GLASS.
BUT THE CHALLENGES WERE REAL AND I WOULD DISCOVER THAT THESE CHALLENGES WOULD BE IN THREE PARTS, MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL AND THE LESSONS I WOULD DISCOVER ABOUT MYSELF WERE INCREDIBLE.
WE HAVE MORE POTENTIAL THEN WE BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE WE NEED TO SURROUND OURSELVES WITH THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN US AS AND THE CHALLENGES WE TAKE ON AND FACE AND MY TEAM WAS AMAZING AND I DONT OWN THIS RECORD ALONE.
WE ACHIEVED THIS TOGETHER, MY TEAM AND THOSE WHO SATE THROUGH THE ENTIRE STUNT BOTH AT THE VICTORIAN ALFRED WATERFRONT AND ONLINE.
IVE COME TO REALISE THAT THE MAGIC ARTS AND BEING A MAGICIAN, MENTALIST OR ILLUSIONIST IS A TOOL THAT CAN MAKE ENORMOUS CHANGES IN LIVES AND THE HUMAN PERCEPTION AND THE PLATFORM AND STAGE IS A PLACE WERE THESE DIFFERENCES CAN BE APPLIED.
BUT THE ONLY WAY FOR THIS TO BE POSSIBLE IS IF WE SHARE THE STAGE WITH OTHERS AND DONT MAKE IT ABOUT OURSELVES, WE ARE ALL BROKEN HUMAN BEINGS AND ALL NEED POSITIVE INSPRERS TO HELP US DREAM AND BELIEVE WE CAN ACHIEVE THOSE DREAMS AND VISIONS ASWELL.
NO MATTER HOW CRAZY, SCARY OR OVERWHELMING THAT MAY APPEAR TO BE
SO TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOOK PART IN THIS STUNT, WHETHER IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ACROSS THE WOLRD, THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND BELIEVING I COULD ACHIEVE THIS.
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