Chris Bombardier takes on Mount Everest!


History made by Chris Bombardier
 

Save One Life board member and mountaineer Chris Bombardier of Denver, Colorado is the first person with hemophilia to summit Mount Everest!


Update

HE MADE IT!


Chris writes from the Everest base camp:


No longer can anyone say that someone with hemophilia can't climb Everest with proper treatment, training and medical care. By standing there I hope to show what we should be striving for. Not that everyone should climb mountains (although I do believe the outdoors are for everyone) but that everyone should be able to shoot for their dreams. I hope by holding that banner we can show the world only 25% of people living with hemophilia even have access to adequate treatment to chase dreams. Those that do have access fight stereotypes of being told they're fragile and that they can't, or aren't allowed to participate like others. Together we can equalize the care all people with hemophilia receive. We can use this platform to fight for change. We can lobby governments to buy factor and show that if people with hemophilia get treatment the sky is the limit.


Thank you for your continued support!


Mt Everest 2017

Path to the Summit


 
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Chris Bombardier infusing at 17,500ft.


 
Donate to the Summit Push Campaign!

Goal: $13,000
Raised: $11981.50

$13,000
$6,500
$0

 

This climb has been generously sponsored by Octapharma.


Octapharma: Mt Everest 2017
 
 
 

Adam Tyler's 2 for 1 Sponsorship


Last month Adam Tyler launched a campaign to get all 32 children on our website sponsored in honor of Chris Bombadier's Mount Everest climb. For every two sponsorships, Adam committed to sponsor one.


On May 12 Adam's campaign met success and the Save One Life website hit ZERO children! All 32 were sponsored by others, exceeding our expectations! Adam will take our next eleven, for a total of 43 children sponsored! What a great success!


Thank you so very much, Adam and everyone who participated! We hope you will enjoy learning about and supporting your deserving beneficiaries. What wonderful news to boost Chris Bombardier's morale!


Adam is a person with hemophilia, a father of three, and recently accepted the post of senior national account executive, hemophilia lead, for Genentech. Congratulations, Adam!

Adam Tyler
 


A Message from Chris


Hello,


For the past six years I have been on a quest to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and become the first person with hemophilia (severe B, in my case) to achieve the Seven Summits. I have completed five thus far, and in April I will attempt to climb the highest, Mt. Everest!


I have partnered with Patrick James Lynch, another person with hemophilia, and his film production company, Believe Ltd., to document this monumental climb. Our goal is not only to capture the climb, but also to bring awareness to the bleeding disorder community globally, especially the community in Nepal.



Chris

Save One Life has served people with hemophilia in Nepal for many years--including helping the community rebuild after the devastating earthquake in 2015. Laurie Kelley, founder of Save One Life, is still the only international person to visit the Nepal Hemophilia Society and families since the quake to survey the damage and distribute funds to help rebuild. Hemophilia families still need help in their recovery from this disaster. Laurie and Patrick join me in inviting you to support them. All of your donations will go directly to the Nepal Hemophilia Society to assist families.


The Everest Team thanks our sponsor, Octapharma, for underwriting this ambitious project. Octapharma has been a important supporter of Save One Life over many years, and we appreciate their dedication to making a difference for the hemophilia community world wide. In recognition of this, $30,000 of Octapharma's sponsorship has been donated to Save One Life. A portion of these funds will also be used to help repair and rebuild homes in Nepal.


Thank you so much for your support! Please follow Adventures of a Hemophiliac on Facebook for updates on this project.


Chris Bombardier