Enock Glidden Submitted photo

Bridgton Historical Society plans to present a program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, by Enock Glidden of Bethel, author of “Go Beyond the Fence,” at Narramissic Farm on 46 Narramissic Road in Bridgton.

As a child born with Spina Bifida growing up in Patten, a small town in northern Maine, Glidden had to learn to do things differently than others but with the use of adaptive equipment and help from friends and family, he has had a very full life, according to a news release from the society.

Having had the opportunity to experience a lot of things that people with two working legs may not even try, he now resides in Bethel and is an avid skier, rock climber, and participates in many other sports. These sports include tennis, basketball, paragliding, and skydiving.

Through an internship related to his studies in computer science, he was able to travel across the United States and visit some of the most cherished outdoor spaces including many national parks. He culminated his internship experience in California with a five-day ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

It is because of all of these experiences that he has made it his life’s mission to speak to anyone and everyone about never saying, “I can’t” and instead always asking, “How can I?”

For more information, call the society at 207-647-3699.


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