I was amazed to read about Don's ascent of Mt. Everest after a total hip replacement. The top of Mount Everest is the world's highest point above sea level, some 29,035 feet (8850 meters) high. I invite you to visit his site and celebrate his spirit.
Everest Hip Hop
One of many online articles about Don:
Senior's hip to climb Everest, after getting hip replacement
Don's Charity of Choice
Here is what he says about this hospital in Nepal:
Many people have asked me how they can support my climb. In lieu of subsidizing the cost of my expedition, I’m asking family, friends and business associates to make a contribution in my name to the Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC). Because of my hip replacement, I wanted to sponsor an organization that could provide orthopedic care to those in need. I selected the HRDC after consulting with Bruce Moore, Field Director in Kathmandu for the American Himalayan Foundation, which also supports the hospital. He could not speak more highly about this organization and its founder, Dr. Ashok Banskota. It’s mission is to: “…provide comprehensive quality medical care, rehabilitation and integration to children with participation restriction due to physical challenges.” Please help me “Replace Limits” for these children.
HRDC - The Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled Children