I leave tomorrow!
November 21, 2017
I am raising funds to help provide prosthetic care to others through the Range of Motion Project.
Yes, I will be mountaineering in Antarctica! The purpose of this journey is to show what people with disabilities can do. See below for FAQ's and giving levels. Find me on Facebook to follow my adventure: http://fb.me/Antarctica4ROMP.
Q: Why Antarctica?
A: After reaching the mid-point of my career, I decided to take some time to journey and reflect. The craziest and most unusual idea I could think of was to camp out on Antarctica! My eventual goal is to have visited all 7 continents sometime in my lifetime.
Q: Why raise funds for ROMP?
A: I am developing my passion about helping others, especially those with disabilities. I had the fortune of going to Guatemala with ROMP (Range of Motion Project) this year. We helped fit and deliver prosthetic legs for 25 patients. I believe that ROMP is an effective organization that not only helps individuals, it helps empower them.
Q: Why climb a mountain in Antarctica for ROMP?
A: It was fate that brought the two together. After a few weeks of planning the Antarctica trip, I originally decided to skip the mountaineering and stick with hiking and kayaking. While I was in Guatemala with ROMP, I learned that one of their key events is Climbing for ROMP. It is an annual climb to commemorate the passing of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Someone pointed out that ROMP has had climbs all 6 continents - except Antarctica. At that point I knew what I had to do. I will be the first person to climb for ROMP in Antarctica!
Learn more about ROMP at http://www.rompglobal.org.
$550 will help 1 person get a prosthesis! If you give this amount or more, I will host a Swiss raclette dinner at my home for you and a guest. (I would also be happy to travel to meet you. This would be a great opportunity to hear about my trip to Antarctica trip as well as my experience with ROMP. Please contact me first to confirm availability and the donation level, commensurate with time and travel costs.)
$140 will cover one-fourth of the cost of a prosthesis. I will send you a "goodie bag" (including a custom hat); I will also send a postcard from Antarctica.
$55 will cover one-tenth of a prosthesis. I will make arrangements for you to sign the flag I am taking with me.
$10 - every little bit helps!
All contributions (minus the CrowdRise fees) go directly to benefit ROMP.