Alex Djamoos Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, Reaching Last Camp at 15,000 Feet
Step Up - I Want to Walk program designed to demonstrate that even people with disabilities are able to overcome great physical challenges if given the opportunity.
Posted: July 10, 2012
Alex Djamoos, an International Relations and Global Studies/Liberal Arts Honors major, climbed to the last camp of Mount Kilimanjaro at an altitude of 15,000 feet this summer. The purpose of his climb was to support and inspire people with disabilities, particularly children living in Russian orphanages.
Alex made this climb on two prosthetic legs. He was born unable to walk and lived in a Russian orphanage until age 15. He then came to Texas and received prosthetic legs through the I Want to Walk Program, the same group that coordinated his journey up Kilimanjaro.
View a slideshow of Alex’s climb: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lahonors/sets/72157630515487828/show/
Read more details about Step Up – I Want to Walk Kilimanjaro: http://happyfamilies.org/i-want-to-walk-kilimanjaro/