One-legged Venezuelan man walks 14,000 km across South America
Updated: 2019-08-20 16:38:06 KST
A Venezuelan man who lost his leg in a car accident has walked 14-thousand kilometers across South America.
It took Yeslie Aranda( ) 13 months to finish his inspiring journey.
The 57-year old said he hopes his adventure could inspire other people to pursue their dreams despite difficulties.
Aranda and his daughter each lost a leg in a car accident six years ago. and he was in a coma for 15 days.
To thank God for saving his life, he began to walk to religious shrines around his hometown before deciding to challenge himself by traveling the whole length of the South American continent.
He only had about 30 U.S. dollars when he left,. but he made his way by selling bracelets on the road, and getting help from people who provided him with food and shelter.