Charitable Cause Summons
O'Briens to the World's Highest Peak
Oswego New York natives Mike
and Chris O' Brien are willing to take their fight against Huntington's
Disease to the "top of the world" - Mt. Everest - to call attention to a
deadly hereditary disease that has afflicted their family.
The O'Brien brothers, who
have lost their mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and uncle to the deadly
inherited neurological disease, are attempting to climb the world's highest
mountain on behalf of the Hereditary Disease Foundation. If they are
successful, they will become the first American brothers to ever summit the
The O'Brien brothers are
experienced mountaineers who have climbed on five continents including the
world's sixth highest mountain - Cho Oyu - in 2001. During their last trip to
the Himalayas, Mike O'Brien, 39, a resident of Seattle, vowed: " If we ever
return to the Himalayas it will be to climb Everest and climb for a cause
greater than ourselves. "
Chris, 32, a medical student
at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, will graduate with an
M.D./Ph.D. on June 2. "I plan on being at my graduation, even though the
expedition won't officially be over until June 6," he said. "I hope to do both
- summit Everest and graduate - within two weeks of each other."
The O'Brien brothers will
begin their 64-day Mt. Everest expedition on April 4 and will attempt to
summit Everest from the south (Nepal) route. When they arrive in Nepal they
will set up base camp at more than 18,000 feet, where they will live for seven
If you would like to
contribute to the O'Brien's fundraising effort for the Hereditary Disease
Foundation, go to www.hdfoundation.org.
or give here:
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