Demi Lovato Adds Motivational Speaker to Her World Tour
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:03:15
Demi Lovato has added motivational speaker Spencer West to her World Tour. Who is he and what does he do? We're glad you asked, since he is a true inspiration.
Double-amputee West redefines what is possible and has inspired millions of people. He will encourage Lovato fans and Lovatics to never give up on their dreams.
At age five, West lost both legs from the pelvis down and was told by doctors he would never be a functioning member of society. In 2012, West found the inner-strength and endurance to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, physically climbing on his hands and in his wheelchair. This climb garnered international media attention, raising more than half a million dollars for international charity and educational partner, Free the Children. His thought-provoking message and spirit will inspire Lovato fans to find opportunity in every challenge.
West met Lovato in 2012, where they shared the stage at We Day, a series of stadium-sized youth empowerment events held across North America and the UK. Both inspired tens of thousands of young people when they shared their personal struggles, the impact of being bullied, and how they found the inner strength to prevail. We Day was also the launching pad for their friendship.
"I know the power of music and understand the impact it can make," said Lovato. "I also know and understand the power of spoken word. The first time I heard Spencer talk about his personal journey I was moved. I couldn't be happier that he's joining my tour, and I know my fans will make a personal connection with him too."
"I am so humbled Demi asked me to be part of her World Tour," said Spencer West. "Demi is truly breaking ground and paving the way for celebrities and the causes they care about. To have the opportunity to reach her fans sharing my personal story, and the work I do – well – it's a dream come true. She has the most devoted fans out there and sharing our message together is a huge honor."
Be sure to check out Spencer's Facebook page.
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