When Tony told me his story, that he figured out that something was wrong with him 10 years ago while attempting to climb Mt KK, I knew right then that we need to go back and climb it together. For people living with a life threatening condition, and especially cancer, everyday life is a mountain to climb. And for those of us doing our best to help, overcoming obstacles is an everyday thing too. So it is only fitting that we should climb this mountain, literally, together, given that we have been climbing it, figurativelly for a decade. This is officially my birthday campaign this year and I HAVE JUST CLIMBED this mountain one week before my 59th birthday. I am a first timer and it was hard, but I did it, and so did Tony.

By Pat Garcia-Gonzalez