Kevan Chandler grew up in the foothills of North Carolina with his parents and two siblings. The youngest of the bunch, he was the second to be diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare neuromuscular disease. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Counseling from John Wesley College. With this degree, he has served in prison ministries around the southeast United States. In the summer of 2016, Kevan and his friends took a trip across Europe, in which they left his wheelchair at home and his friends carried him for three weeks in a backpack. An avid storyteller, Kevan is the author of five books, including a memoir of the trip entitled The View From Here, and he speaks worldwide about his unique life with a disability. He is also the founder of We Carry Kevan, a nonprofit striving to redefine accessibility as a cooperative effort.