Posts Tagged ‘strength of will’

Undeterred by MS, Lori Schneider Scales Mount Everest!

October 3, 2009

LORI SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW (1 OF 3)
INTRODUCTION




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Lori Schneider approaches base camp on Mount Everest before reaching the summit

On May 23, 2009, fifty-two-year-old Lori Schneider became the first person in the world with multiple sclerosis to summit Mount Everest. Lori is also the first person with MS to complete the “Seven Summits” by scaling the highest peak on each continent.

Badly shaken by an MS diagnosis at forty-three, Lori left her old life in Steamboat Springs, Colorado behind, convinced she would soon be confined to a wheelchair. Determined to make the most of every healthy day she had left, she relocated to the small town of Bayfield, Wisconsin, where she conquered her fears and gained confidence in her body by (more…)