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Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

Keynote Speaker

Inspirational Adventurers, Lifelong Friends and Achievers of the Impossible

Born a little over 36 hours apart, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray have been blessed with a lifelong friendship. Their lives have been intertwined for 40 years and have brought them many adventures—most notably, their recent 500-mile trek across the vast terrain of Spain. Justin, who lives with a progressive neuromuscular disease and manages life from a power wheelchair, had the urge to tackle the Camino de Santiago or Way of St. James. When asked, Patrick responded with “I’ll push you!”

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Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray are with a unique friendship that spans over 47 years. Despite the many challenges of a progressive neuromuscular disease robbing Justin of the use of his arms and legs, the two seek to live life without reservation.

Their friendship has taken them on many adventures together; most notably their 500-mile wheelchair journey across the vast terrain of northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago.

What began as an impossible journey between two best friends evolved into one of the most powerful representations of what humanity can accomplish when we come together. Through the help of friends and strangers alike, Justin and Patrick accomplished what many said couldn’t be done.

As best-selling authors and highly sought-after keynote speakers, Justin and Patrick use their experiences and adventures as backdrops to which they explore concepts such as leadership, teamwork, relationship, and the power of the human collective.

They have been featured on many news media outlets spanning across the globe reaching over 600 million homes including The Today Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, “Harry” with Harry Connick Jr., New York Times, and TEDx.

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray are with a unique friendship that spans over 47 years. Despite the many challenges of a progressive neuromuscular disease robbing Justin of the use of his arms and legs, the two seek to live life without reservation.

Their friendship has taken them on many adventures together; most notably their 500-mile wheelchair journey across the vast terrain of northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago.

What began as an impossible journey between two best friends evolved into one of the most powerful representations of what humanity can accomplish when we come together. Through the help of friends and strangers alike, Justin and Patrick accomplished what many said couldn’t be done.

As best-selling authors and highly sought-after keynote speakers, Justin and Patrick use their experiences and adventures as backdrops to which they explore concepts such as leadership, teamwork, relationship, and the power of the human collective.

They have been featured on many news media outlets spanning across the globe reaching over 600 million homes including The Today Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, “Harry” with Harry Connick Jr., New York Times, and TEDx.

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TEDxBoise: I’ll Push You
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I’ll Push You: Official Trailer

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray’s Speech Topics

  • I’ll Push You: 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

    Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray are lifelong friends with a hunger for adventure. Despite a debilitating disease taking away most of Justin's ability to move, the two live without reservation.

    Their incredible wheelchair journey, known as I’ll Push You, is a testament to this.

    They tackled the impossible — a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago through Spain — Patrick pushing Justin in a wheelchair. While Patrick, and others, physically pushed Justin the distance, Justin pushed Patrick, mentally and emotionally, beyond fear and insecurity, into a whole new world of joy and freedom. And now, they partner with businesses and organizations around the globe, equipping them with the tools to do the same.

    Using powerful, emotional, and often hilarious storytelling, the two use their unique insights to help individuals and teams discover their full potential.

    Justin and Patrick customize content for each client. Common themes include:

    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Overcoming Challenges
    • Service
    • Inclusion Mindset


  • Imprints: The Evidence Our Lives Leave Behind

    Following their bestselling memoir, I’ll Push You, Justin and Patrick wrote Imprints: The Evidence Our Lives Leave Behind – a collection of narrative essays illustrating the power each person has to change someone else’s life. 

    Powerful change is often influenced by the little things we do each day. Each story in Imprints shows how our choices can profoundly impact the future of others. 

    Using these stories as a foundation, Justin and Patrick open audience members’ eyes to the potential we all possess. Their storytelling invites conference attendees into a conversation about purpose and challenges everyone to evaluate their roles and responsibilities as team members, leaders, parents, partners, and friends.

    Justin and Patrick customize this content for each client. Common themes include:

    • Servant Leadership
    • Compassion
    • Living with Purpose


What other organizations say about Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

Over the span of my career I have had the opportunity to hear many nationally known speakers and none of them were or are inspirational as Justin and Patrick. They not only inspired us, they moved us. Their easy way with each other and the participants in our conference have earned them a special place in all our hearts. We continue to benefit from the lessons of the road they shared with us. St. Joseph Health gives them two thumbs up!!!

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What other organizations say about Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

They are 2 of the most kind, genuine, authentic gentleman I have had the opportunity to work with and watch present on stage. They were just so complimentary of all the work we do, and just so happy to be involved. Their story was outstanding and so inspirational. I tried not to cry when I first saw their video during rehearsals, then again, tried not to cry when they actually presented live to the audience. They received a standing ovation from the audience. Their story is powerful and so inspirational. Even just seeing them interact with each other backstage, their friendship is something truly magical. Our audience was truly touched and inspired by their story. A+++++++++++++ It was a perfect way to end the GSM and send off the global sales team with such an amazing story!

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