Anessa and Colin’s Story by Heather Price-Jones

Last winter, Colin Rimkey was in a terrible car accident that left him fighting for survival. Today, Colin is alive and almost well. He is a walking, talking miracle who thanks his supportive family and his faith in God for his strength. Thank you all for watching! Music by Sarah Koughan:soundcloud.com My Blog: heatherpricejones.wordpress.com My Twitter: twitter.com

Two Shadows: The inspirational story of one man’s triumph over adversity


From the darkness of a six foot by eight foot cell in solitary confinement to the top of the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, this is the captivating story of one man’s struggle to recover from a troubled past.

Charlie is known to his friends as an accomplished mountain climber and entertaining storyteller. Few know the story of his childhood, filled with neglect and abuse. Fewer still realize that he spent seven years of his youth in the shadow of juvenile detention and prison. 

After relegating those painful memories to a place far from his current life, Charlie is confronted with his past as he tries to enter Canada for an ice climbing vacation with friends.

“Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” the Canadian Border Services Officer inquired. “No,” I responded with a straight face and sweaty palms. “Are you sure you’ve never been convicted of a felony?” he repeated. “Not since 1955,” I admitted, guiltily. So began my journey back in time to a place I thought I had forever left behind.

Charlie faces his past once again, finding strength in his unconquerable spirit, unique sense of humor, and the focus he’s found through his passion for mountaineering. He takes you from the tenements and alleys of pre-World War II Chicago through jails, reformatories, and the hell that was prison. From solitary confinement to the jungles of the Amazon, the heights of the Himalayas, the isolation of the desert Southwest, and many points in between.

His story will move you, entertain you, frustrate you, and ultimately inspire you to turn the dark shadows of life into the triumphant shadows cast by the mountains you climb — whatever form they may take.

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5 Responses to Anessa and Colin’s Story by Heather Price-Jones

  1. xtanux says:

    Awesome video!! Truly inspirational, so great to see Colin and his family doing so well now. Great job Heather 🙂

  2. T Andrews says:

    this is absolutely amazing!! Such an amazing job Heather. Such an inspirational story. Beautiful

  3. Andrew Webb says:

    Great video guys! A very touching story! See you soon! - Love Andrew. 🙂

  4. Lorraine Robertson says:

    I’ve never met Colin, but heard of him through my daughter Ashley, who I hope he sees as a true friend. I was at Colin’s Grad to watch my own daughter. I am very proud of my girl and all her friends, but it was Colin who brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. I can imagine how proud his mother was as I was proud of him. Today, when I think of Colin showing his appreciation to God and his grandmother, I get goosebumps. Keep going Colin, like your sister said. God has a plan for you. <3

  5. Megan Clara says:

    such a touching story. Colin, I love you for staying strong through this difficult time in your life, and though I don’t know you very well, the feelings are there. Heather, beautiful work from a beautiful person <3

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