Several years ago, Guru, a friend of mine and I decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. We talked about it and planned it, but then work and life took over and I didn't join Guru on the quest. He proceeded to climb it successfully, and dedicated his climb to Sahayta [Link: http://www.sahayta.org/1/post/2006/12/sahayta-supporter-scales-mt-kilimanjaro.html]. Fast forward 8 years, and I decided I was ready to take on the challenge.
When I began the climb, the summit of Kilimanjaro seemed so far away, with 4000 meters of altitude between me and the summit. And also a rain forest, rocky facades, an alpine desert, rain, ice, snow and chilling temperatures. The summit seemed impossible to achieve, but at any given time what was possible was a step in its direction. Some steps were easier than others, and some were very tough and even painful. But none more impossible than how far the summit appeared.
I see a parallel in the battle against cancer, a steeper, jagged and more colossal mountain. Every medical breakthrough, helping hand, donation, medication or surgery is a step towards overcoming this tormentor. Sahayta does its best to contribute steps along the way to overcome this overwhelming bane. Every single step matters and can make a difference.
I dedicate my climb to Sahayta and hope you support its noble cause by clicking here [Link: http://www.sahayta.org/donate.html].