As plans for the trip came together, the story spread. Word got out about a new backpack for disabled folks and some guys who were breaking the mold of accessibility. People from all over the world reached out to team, asking about the backpack and travel experience. Whether it was inquiries for help or how to get involved, the conversations circulated and a need became clear.

There are limitations set on the disabled community, based on social and personal expectations. Kevan and the team saw two things that needed to change: mindsets and opportunities. So, they are working toward these changes through the establishment of a nonprofit, appropriately named We Carry Kevan. The nonprofit aims to inspire both the disabled and able-bodied communities to reimagine accessibility, then empower this change by providing resources and training for collaborative adventures.


The joy in the journey is enough to make a grown man cry.
— Andrew Peterson