Climb for Sight participants will ascend the awe-inspiring, 19,340-ft. Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for poor patients who need sight-saving surgery and eye glasses at ten facilities in Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru and Mexico.
By sponsoring a member of the Climb for Sight team, you can give sight to people who otherwise would have no treatment. Just $194 will fund two patient’s eye surgery and glasses. One surgery cost $77 and eye glasses cost $20. Please help by finding a category you are comfortable with. Regardless of your level of giving, you will be participating in an event that offers hope and opportunity to the poorest of the poor.
Vision for the Poor is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.
(based on the 19,340-ft. climb to the summit)
Our climb was an amazing challenge. We hiked for three days to the Kibo Hut base camp, slept for just a few hours, and then began our climb at 11 p.m. We hiked through the night, under the full moon, reaching the summit around 7 a.m. The air was thin and our bodies were exhausted. People on the summit seemed to be delusional from altitude and lack of oxygen. As we walked the last hour on the summit ridge, the light of the full moon faded and the sun rose illuminating the African sky. Hiking above the clouds, on a dormant volcano, looking out on glaciers, we could see the world below us, just a sea of clouds. Mountains have an amazing healing power, which remind us just how small we are in the grander scheme of things. I am thankful to have spent time on this mountain and in this dynamic country.Lindsay Yost