Bill Barkeley – Climbing Kilimanjaro

In the July issue of Outside magazine is an article “A Long Way for a Short Film” on film making and mountain climbing. Thayer Walker writes that “Bill Barkeley is a 46 year old father of 3 with Usher syndrome, a condition that has left him legally deaf and blind. Bill considers climbing Kilimanjaro a process of transformation. He hopes to become an advocate for the deaf and blind. Overcoming adversity leads to the “butterfly moment” of reaching the top – capturing the “caterpillar moment” on film presents a greater challenge.”

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” Proverb

Bill said, “This project was my biggest and hardest, yet the most rewarding that I have ever done. I know that I am changed forever as I am passionate in helping others expecially the hearing and vision impaired. It started as a hope and a dream and hundreds of people got me up Mt Kilimanjaro. The grace of God and my faith in the human spirit took me to the top. I will never forget those who wanted to help and now we can make a difference.”
Now that my friends is Courage in motion. Bill Barkeley is an inspiration who will help pull many up the mountain to join him in making the world a better place for all.