15 year old Eli Reimer is certainly not a wimp when it comes to challenges!
After 10 days, 17,000 feet and 70 miles, the Oregon teenager became the first person with Down syndrome to reach Mt. Everest’s base camp in Nepal after climbing alongside his father Justin. ”It was humbling, it was inspiring, just an amazing moment,” Justin told HLN in an interview Sunday. As for what Eli and Justin hope to accomplish with their climb, Justin says it’s about understanding.
“I think the number one thing is for anybody who has a child with a disability or who is impacted by disability in some way to really understand that it’s not outside of the scope of really God’s goodness,” Justin explained. “Eli’s life and the lives of those with disability have infinite worth and they can do great things.” – www.people.com
Way to go Eli! Getting out there and climbing up a mountain. You show everyone that when you put your mind to it, you can accomplish your goals, regardless of your disability!
Plus it shows your’e not lazy. Like this chic rolling around in her new Lou Vutton wheelchair. – Lady Gaga, psssh, showoff. www.dailymail.co.uk
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