Scott Shannon wrote -
On May 20th, 2011 I will be climbing Mt Elbert with Eric Weihenmayer and a team of other adventurers to raise funds for two worthy non-profits. Eric summited Mt Everest and this will be the tenth anniversary of that event. Eric is blind and the only non sighted person to reach the summit of the world's tallest peak.
I have met Eric a few times prior to this. He ran the New York City marathon on a bungee cord with my close friend Jeff Hauser. I have been personally moved and inspired by his story and expression of human capacity and will. Eric is an incredible human being and believe me, he has vision.
I have explored around the globe but this is special and it is in Colorado. With your support I will climb our state's tallest peak in celebration of the human spirit and those in greater need than us. The money goes to help disabled American veterans and to spread ecological awareness for children. I am eager to push myself for these causes.
Help me to help others in special event. I need to raise $2500 to participate.