Wayne Eyre, a 71-year-old trainer with the Nipissing Lakers varsity hockey team, accomplished his goal of finishing the CN Tower Climb in Toronto in less than 30 minutes. Eyre had his right leg amputated in December 2021, and this was his first time participating in the event with his prosthetic leg.
Eyre's inspiring story was recently featured in BayToday, where he explained that the CN Tower Climb was something he wanted to do shortly after his amputation. "You can be satisfied to walk from point A to point B and that is it. Or you can decide to have your life back. For me, it was an easy decision," said Eyre, a retired paramedic.
Despite his recent amputation, Eyre has taken part in the Climb before and was determined to finish it again. "It was nice to see where I am at compared to 10 years ago with everything that has happened," he said. Eyre was able to complete more than 140 flights of stairs in less than the average time of 30-40 minutes.
The story is about a 71-year-old man named Wayne Eyre who had his right leg amputated in 2021. He completed the CN Tower climb of over 140 stairs in less than 30 minutes, using a temporary prosthetic leg. He is a trainer with the Nipissing Lakers and trained at the North Bay Memorial Gardens for the climb. He has worn out portions of his temporary prosthetic leg due to his training regime. Eyre has expressed that there is not a lot of help out there for people who have lost limbs and that he wants to inspire and talk to others who may not have anyone to relate to.
The reporter, Chris Dawson, believes that Eyre's experience has impacted his outlook on life after amputation. He describes Eyre as an inspiring person who believes that you have to make a choice in life, and his choice is to continue working and being the best person he can be. He does not believe he is handicapped and thinks that sitting down and sulking about it does not get you anywhere. Dawson thinks that Eyre proves there are no limits to anything and wants to inspire others to show that there are no limitations to what you can do.
In conclusion, Wayne Eyre is an inspirational figure who has shown that there are no limitations to what you can achieve, even after losing a limb. Eyre wants to inspire and talk to others who have lost limbs and think that there is not a lot of help out there for them. He believes that sitting down and sulking about it does not get you anywhere and that you have to make a choice in life to continue working and being the best person you can be.