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Everest to End Duchenne

$5,140 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 17 months
I would like to introduce a friend of mine, Gus. Gus is the son of my friend Tonya, whom I grew up with. Gus will be bound to a wheel chair by the age of 15. He will likely take his last breath before 30. This horrible future will happen if medicine does not advance beyond today. I am trekking up a mountain trying to help raise money for the ongoing research and development of medicine and treatments that will one day be a cure.

 

It's up to researchers to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular dystrophy. Duchenne affects around 1 in 3,600 boys, which results in muscle degeneration and premature death often before the age of 30. Gus is now 12 and I hope so very much for Gus to continue and grow and develop his trademark "happy go lucky" personality. One day when Gus is old and grey he can reflect on the wonderful life he has been blessed with. 

 

I will be taking part in a 100+ miles trek to the Base Camp of Mount Everest in Nepal this September of 2017, the highest peak in the known world, at a height of 17,500ft (5,400m) above sea level.

 

The primary aim of my hike,  a distance of just over 100 miles, is to raise awareness of and funds for research and steps toward finding an effective treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
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September will be here before we know it and it was time to start training by hiking Inspiration Peak four times. According to Fitbit we did the equivalent of 75 flights of stairs. Not bad for our first day out but will work on increasing that.

Don't forget that all donations are tax deductible and go directly to the Hope for Gus Foundation. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Your generosity has put me halfway to my goal of $5000! Please consider donating, this is such a great cause and every dollar helps!
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$5,140 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 17 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Hope for Gus
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