Heather Shorey became a below-knee amputee in March 2019. Her mission since then has been to encourage those affected by limb differences (and/or other adversities) to be and do more than they have been previously made to believe so we become better and stronger in our circumstances together. She aims to do this by challenging and highlighting the status-quo of her own experiences with adversity as an amputee. This is why she is Climbing for ROMP. Everyone deserves the gift and right to mobility.
On November 16, 2019, she will attempt her first hike up Pu'u Wa'awa'a since losing part of her right leg and severely injuring her left. Eventually, she would like to get to Mt. Kilimanjaro. This is one step. Our campaign has been titled, "Kulia i ka nu'u," which in Hawaiian translates as "Strive for the Summit." With every step we make, we are striving for that summit. Not just for ourselves, but for the others who would like to go too.
Climbing for ROMP is a global initiative meant for all ability levels! We raise money and awareness for amputees who do not have access to prosthetic care. By registering, climbing, and donating you are directly impacting an amputee in need through ROMP's clinics and programs in Latin America and the US.
In its first 4 years, thousands of people have climbed worldwide, representing every continent, and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help ROMP patients get mobile. Climbing for ROMP allows us to directly translate physical mobility around the world. So when you sign up and go climb, walk, hike, or run, you are helping a ROMP patient take their first steps.
WE CLIMB VERTICAL FEET FOR PROSTHETIC FEET!
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When: Saturday 11/16/2019
Where: Pu'u Wa'awa'a
Hawaii Belt Rd,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Elevation 2,043 feet