September 19, 2021

‘Anything is possible’: French athlete and quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon shares message of resilience in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — In these instances of continued uncertainty, the main target needs to be on resilience. That is the message delivered at the moment by French adventurer Philippe Croizon to college students on the Lycee Francais of San Francisco.

In terms of motivational audio system, few are as inspirational as Phillippe Croizon. A quadruple amputee, Croizon swam the English Channel in lower than 14 hours.

He participated in the 2017 Dakar Rally, an off highway 9,000 mile endurance occasion the place he completed in forty eighth place out of 317 starters.

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“Anything is possible if you have a dream in life, but know that there is a lot of work to get there,” he stated.

In 1994, he suffered {an electrical} harm so extreme that docs had been pressured to amputate his arms and legs, leaving him with a way of isolation.

He instructed college students of the Lycee, he can relate to what they’ve gone by means of throughout COVID.

“Where they feel isolated, they feel disconnected with the world and it’s really about resiliency, building up a community that’s united, that’s together and I think we’re really missing that right now,” expressed Arthur Hoefliger, a pupil.

“You can achieve what you want. If you have a dream in mind, go for it, you can achieve it,” added Noa Azoulay, additionally a pupil.

Croizon’s subsequent problem is to journey to area and will meet with Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk who has promised to ship him into orbit.

To indicate the world, as soon as once more, that something is attainable.