Being part of the first-ever Amputee Climb in November 2009, which was featured on GMA’s “Born to be Wild“, was my perfect moment of impact as a mountain climber and travel blogger. The experience, with the four amputees namely Rommel Cruz (a practicing nurse), Leah Medrano and Sherilyn (technicians from the Philippine General Hospital’s Prosthetic Laboratory), Taruc (a utility man), and all those who made it to the summit of Mt. Batulao that fateful day, has indeed changed me.
Looking back now, I could say that the ripple effects of this life-changing experience did reach far beyond what I had predicted.
Without a doubt, we all have the potential to inspire.
Photoessay: The First Annual Amputee Climb at pinoymountaineer.com
One foot at the summit, and the other foot up in the air: The First Annual Amputee Climb! at pinoymountaineer.com
First Taste of the Summit at Mount Batulao at yobynos.wordpress.com