By The Denver Egotist / /
From her bedroom window, Melissa Simpson looks out at the highest peaks in Colorado. Despite being so close, the mountains have always been worlds away for Melissa, who was born with cerebral palsy. With the help of her friend and mentor, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, Melissa sets out to conquer something far greater than a summit. Through humility and grace, Melissa proves that what is within us, is stronger than what’s in our way.
Here’s Futuristic Films with more on the work, selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere: “One of the most rewarding aspects of filmmaking is the people you come to know along the way. Melissa’s positivity and fierce spirit inspire everyone she meets, and it’s an honor to be a small part of her story. With the support of her No Barriers team, we can’t wait to see what she tackles next.”