28 March 2011


My hero of the day is Bruno Lucchio Dino Ferrato Hansen. 34 years old, he's sailing around the world and living in a wheelchair on a yacht. He's biggest dream is to climb a tree.

"The last time someone asked me about my biggest fear, I was sitting on a yacht off Sumatra and I told him that my biggest fear was losing my legs. Three months later I had a car accident and broke my back and basically lost my legs. So my biggest fear now, so I've learnt, is not to have a biggest fear, to let it go."

"Do I feel free? Very free. I feel I can die tomorrow and I'll have done what I needed to do on the earth. Not that I want to die tomorrow but I'm not afraid of dying and I think that's what sets a person free."

"My message to the planet is, be happy, keep striving, never give up and there is no such word as 'can't', anything can be done and I think anything can be done with joy. And I think one of the biggest things is appreciation. Appreciate what you have, at all times. After 7 years of being in a wheelchair, I've done more in life being in a chair than out of one. I still surf, I sail the world, I free-dive, after many people said I couldn't do that. I think it comes from connecting with nature, connecting with the energy of life. Because we're all disabled in some way on the planet: spiritually, mentally or physically. I got the easy part."

9 comments:

  1. I love the message! Appreciation is so essential. When I start feeling down I realize I haven't been feeling thank-ful, it always helps! Going through trials with joy...hmmm yes I think so. thanks

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  2. awh I'm glad I could help :) ! It's really inspiring, isn't it and it makes you realise again what really counts in life. There is this website www.6billionothers.org if you wanna hear more about other people's view on life :)

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  3. Why does it always take adversity to remind ourselves of the important things in life. He makes me feel very humble. A great guy!

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  4. http://vimeo.com/25446398

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  5. hello this is Bruno the guy in the w.chair from 7 billion others...i would be interested to talk with whoever has this website....

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  6. I'm trying to get Bruno's clip seen in "1billion others", but from another source, and i can't find it anywhere but there. Any suggestions? thanks

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  8. How can I talk to Bruno?

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