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Down Syndrome No Hindrance for a 15-Year-Old Boy in Climbing Mount Everest

by Raja Nandhini on April 2, 2013 at 4:33 AM
 Down Syndrome No Hindrance for a 15-Year-Old Boy in Climbing Mount Everest

US teenager, Eli Reimer, with Down syndrome had accomplished the feat of climbing Mount Everest.

The 15-year-old boy covered 70 miles in two weeks before reaching the base camp of the mountain, which is located in Nepal at an altitude of 17,500 feet.


The boy was accompanied by his father, Justin Reimer and seven other people. The trek began following his doctors approval. The trek was organized to raise funds for their non-profit Elisha foundation, which supports people with disabilities.

The father reported that it was humbling and inspiring to see his son accomplish a great task without facing any health complications. He reported that the boy's energy levels were high compared to others in the team and the boy had led them on the trail.

"For anybody who has a child with a disability or who is impacted in some way ... The disability is not a limitation," said Justin Reimer. The father believes that people with disabilities have infinite worth and are capable of achieving great things.

Source: Medindia
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