Thursday, May 27, 2010

Liberation Walk on the Camino de Santiago in 2011?

One of my fellow liberation "graduates" of April 29 is asking about the interest in organizing a 500 km walk for liberated (or, as yet, unliberated) people, their families and friends on the Camino de Santiago from Biarritz, France to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. Of course, MSers could walk as little or as much as they are able and not many would have the time to be there for the entire trip, but the idea would be to have at least one liberated person walk for every part of the entire distance.  The goal would be to raise the profile of CCSVI in countries the participants come from, perhaps raise funds for people who can't afford liberation... and celebrate our own liberations!  People wouldn't even have to participate all at the same time: different groups could organize themselves to walk all or some part of the "pilgrimage" and just "register" with the organizing group so that the total number of walkers can be reported to the world.  Certainly if a large number of people wanted to do this, you wouldn't want them all in one group, since that would make it too large and logistically complex.

It's an intriguing proposal, one that appeals to me and my wife since we were thinking of doing it before we'd even heard of CCSVI.  At that time the idea was that she would do the walking and I would drive to meet her every evening - but maybe now I'll be able to walk part of it and do it (or the driving) in the company of fellow MSers!

I lived in Santiago de Compostela on a sabbatical before my MS hit: it's a gorgeous and interesting part of the world. Anyone else up for it?


  1. You can make it happen! Friends of mine have just completed their 4th camino. Frank suffered a knee injury just a few weeks before departure and eventually had to concede that he would'nt be able to walk so he drove the 500km, meeting up in the villages with his wife and her friend. If you would like more info on that worked out, let me know and I'll ask him to get in touch with you.

  2. I have always wanted to do the walk! Colleen