Monday Motivation: Man With Rare Disability Abandons Wheelchair to Tackle Climb Up Rocky Steps 

If you were just thinking, “Ugh, ugh, ugh, this week is a freakin’ mountain and I don’t know how I’m going to climb it,” (same, by the way), this video of Steve Krause climbing the Rocky Steps this past Sunday will surely slap that attitude right out of your head.

Krause, an Arizona-based comic who, according to FOX 10 Phoenix, was born with a rare disability that stopped his arms and legs from fully developing, posted a Facebook Live video of himself ditching his wheelchair and using his back to make his way up to the top of the Art Museum Steps yesterday morning. Now, a day later, his Facebook Live video has been viewed over 22,000 times and shared over 200 times.

The Facebook Live video is super-inspiring in itself, but even more so when you learn that Krause trained for months to accomplish the 72-stair climb. As he said in a segment with FOX 10 Phoenix before making the climb, “That last flight for me is my future, because when I get to that top and I look down at my wheelchair, I realize that my wheelchair doesn’t define who I am — I define who I am.”

You can check out the full Facebook Live video below. I’m pretty sure it’s the only Monday motivation you will ever need from here on out.

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