Thursday, 11 October 2007

13-year-old climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro -- with one leg!

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I felt pretty powerful after I ran 2 miles this morning. But I seem like a lazy slob compared with Nicolai Calabria -- the 13-year-old recently climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Now, that feat is impressive on it's own, but consider this -- he did it on one leg.

Nicolai was born without a right leg, so he knows what it means to overcome disability. So when he had to opportunity to help out The Free Wheelchair Mission, he jumped at the chance, and proudly braved freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen while climbing the mountain to support his cause. And now, 1000 people in Tanzania will get a wheelchair thanks to Nicolai's bravery.

Isn't this a story what just warms the heart?

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