Life Without Limits – From the Streets to the Mountaintop
In 2019, one of our Spinal Research Hero’s did something extraordinary. James Staciwa believes that we all have incredible innate potential, and this year he is helping to show that everybody, from the streets to the mountain tops, can literally live life without limits! From providing weekly Chiropractic care to the disadvantaged and underprivileged in Newcastle, NSW to competing in 3 xtreme triathlon and running challenges across 3 weekends, he is making the most of what amazing gifts life has to offer! And he is doing it all while raising funds for the Australian Spinal Research Foundation. Amazing stuff!
With an office right in the city centre of Newcastle, it’s been hard for James not to see the vulnerable and disadvantaged side of Newcastle’s community. Once a week for the past 3 months (and for the foreseeable future) James has been providing free ongoing Chiropractic care at Soul Café, for people who are homeless, have a mental illness, substance abuse issue or live in poverty.
If the thought of things like swimming for kilometres in frigid icy lakes (we’re talking Alaska here!), riding 180km while climbing 2,500+ metres on the bike, then running a full mountain marathon with 1000’s of metres of climbing in one straight day makes you feel slightly terrified, we’re with you! But then…doing it all again the following weekend on the other side of the continent in a different country. Then again the week after that, with the ‘Xman Adventure’! The word EPIC comes to mind.
James was not content to just go to Alaska, Canada and San Diego to participate in these incredible events…he wanted to make it mean bigger things. James asked friends, family and community to donate to Spinal Research and contribute to his event costs. In return, he will continue to provide free ongoing chiropractic care in the community. From the Streets to the Mountaintop, he believes we can all live life without limits & this year he’ll prove it…
We think this is a win-win-win! Half of all funds raised went to Spinal Research, half went towards James’ event participation, and in return, James will now continue to provide ongoing free chiropractic care at Soul Café. Incredible stuff.