November 13, 2012

Stroke Patient (and US Senator) climbs Sears Tower

Here’s a story I missed when it was reported at the beginning of the month, and I like it even better than the the one about the guy who climbed the whole building with a prosthetic leg.

CHICAGO — Gripping a handrail and wearing a brace on his left leg, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk climbed 37 floors inside Chicago’s Willis Tower on Sunday in his first public appearance since suffering a major stroke. Kirk, taking part in a popular charity fundraiser called “SkyRise Chicago,” started walking from the 66th floor and climbed up to the finish line at the 103rd floor.