Alexander J. 'Sandy' Mitchell MBE

February 16,1944 - May 5, 2018

 

"Of course we can" was a familiar response from the founder of WindReach, the late Mr. Alexander (Sandy) J. Mitchell, MBE. Sandy  had cerebral palsy but did not allow what might be seen as a disability by others to affect his positive outlook and his accomplishments in life. 

He was a successful businessman and a keen outdoorsman who participated in sailing, cross country skiing and horse riding, among other sports. In 2008, Sandy represented Bermuda as an equestrian at the Beijing Paralympics and was an inspiration to Paralympic athletes from around the world. Sandy has dedicated his life to building inclusive community facilities that provide people with special needs with opportunities to access meaningful and therapeutic activity.

Sandy Mitchell was living proof that the care and determination of one person can make a significant difference in the lives of thousands.