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​A Feeling of Accomplishment, Gratitude, and Love: A Journey to the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro (Part 6)

Posted by Suzanne Heskin on 8th Dec 2017

This is part 6 of Suzanne’s journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the American Foundation for Children with AIDs. To read the rest of the series, click here.I saw Melissa sitting on a rock looking into the sun, tears streaming down her cheeks. My heart went out to her, as I could imagine the frustration. To be so close and to be told to stop. I remember telling her that she made it to 18,885 feet, higher than most people w...
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My World Consisted of My Breathing: A Journey to the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro (Part 5)

Posted by Suzanne Heskin on 23rd Mar 2017

This is part 5 of Suzanne’s journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the American Foundation for Children with AIDs. To read the rest of the series, click here.We were awoken at 11pm for a meal and a midnight hike. As I explained, I was nervous. I had been working toward this for over a year. I raised over $8000, bought and organized gear, got quite a few shots, selected plane tickets, broke in gear, trained...It was an odd...
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This is What Being Alive Is: A Journey to the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro (Part 4)

Posted by Suzanne Heskin on 12th Aug 2016

This is part 4 of Suzanne’s journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the American Foundation for Children with AIDs. To read the rest of the series, click here. Day 4 begins. If I recall, my hair was getting dirty enough that it was eternally tangled. Each morning, my ritual now not only consisted of tending to The Great Blister of '15, but also fighting with my hair. For the first 3 days I had it in two french bra...
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