Mickey Grosman is the founder, leader and spirit behind the Amazon 5000 Expedition. An Israeli-American, he is an adventurer, explorer, IDF Special Forces Veteran and also a cancer survivor. Diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer in 2010, Mickey knows first-hand the devastation of a diagnosis. His personal battle opened his eyes to the battle cancer warriors face every day, but most of all it brought his attention to the children fighting this battle for their life when they had barely lived.
From this experience Mickey has vowed to make a difference in the war against cancer. On May 19, 2012 Mickey launched the Amazon 5000 Expedition, a campaign to reignite the fight against cancer and raise funds for the cancer community. Mickey is currently in the midst of a 5,000 mile adventure across South America through the mighty Amazon Jungle. Crossing lands never crossed before, climbing through mountainous terrain and into extremely dangerous regions.
This will not be the first time Mickey has traveled in the Amazon region. Mickey lived with the indigenous in the jungle for several months. He has also been taking adventurers from all over the world to the Amazon jungle on Eco-challenge adventures and survival of the elements training for the past several years.
But not like the ones before, here aboard Amazon 5000 expedition Mickey pushes his physical and mental endurance to new limits - to the extreme - where no one else dares to go! Setting a record in prowess, valor and strong determination through his mighty expedition he sends a message of hope and healing that begins with the mind.
Mickey is not your average man, at 64, when most people are retired; Mickey is living an active and extreme lifestyle. Mickey will spend the next year on the Amazon 5000 Expedition, surviving off the land and facing the harsh elements of the jungle. To those who are still fighting cancer Mickey dedicates this extraordinary trek hoping to inspire and to encourage them to continue their fight despite unwavering obstacles.
Mickey’s motto is “Never Ever Give Up! Together, we can make the impossible, possible!”
You can track Mickey on his journey day by day, by visiting www.facebook.com/amazon5000
Here you will see live updates from Mickey and pictures from the expedition. A very special Thank you to our sponsor Haeleum for sponsoring the official shirt of the Amazon 5000 Expedition and keeping the bugs off Mickey and his team.