Everest 2013

Everest 2013

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Reached the Summit of Aconcagua!!!

Views of Aconcagua on the Trek in!
Summit Shot! Aconcagua 6962 M JAN 10, 2010


Hello Friends!!

Happy New Year to you all! I reached the summit of Aconcagua on January 10, 2010! I promise to post more details of the climb and journey shortly.

I got back to the States on Jan. 18 and was on a plane the next day for a work assignment in Mexico City and am still here at the moment. . thus life has been a bit crazy to say the least.

Aconcagua was an amazing experience and challenge on many levels and I promise to share more with you all.

For now here are some picutres and remember this climb was to support International Medical Corps and their programs for women and children in the Congo and Uganda.

I recognize there are many humanitarian needs in the world, but the in the case of the Congo, it was been deemed to have the worst sexual violence in the world by John Holmes, UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. I had the opportunity to meet many women survivors living in a refugee settlement in Uganda supported by International Medical Corps this summer and all I can tell you is that these women and children truly need our help. They have undergone horrific experiences most of us could never imagine. These women continue to be my source of inspiration, as they are resilient, strong, brave, and trying to make the most of what life has given them. I will be sharing more details on my visit to this settlement in a future post.

I hope you will support me in my efforts and help these women and children, please visit:

How Your Donation Will Help Women & Children:
International Medical Corps provides life-saving services for displaced women and children in the DRC and neighboring Uganda, including: emergency medical treatment and physician training, counseling to help heal deep psychological wounds, and economic opportunities to help promote self-sufficiency.

International Medical Corps also teaches new mothers feeding practices, provides immunizations, monitors growth, and prevents and treat the three big child-killers – acute respiratory infections, malaria and diarrhea.

Thank you for all of your support, encouragement, and prayers while on the mountain, it really meant so much to me....will be in touch soon!

Much Love,