Climbing for a cause

Climbing for a cause

Finding and conquering your own Everest is achievable.

By Candice Jackson | 25th June 2014

MS does not rule Bobby Bajram’s life and to prove it he plans on conquering Mt Everest in March 2015 to raise awareness and funding for disability services.

The 47-year-old Melbourne man who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was diagnosed at the age of 13, making him the youngest Australian ever to be diagnosed with the condition.

Despite living through hardships, including spending five years of his youth blind and 14 years of his life in a wheelchair, his devotion for challenging and opening the minds of those living with disabilities is inspiring.

Bobby is preparing for his Everest trek with four smaller treks, all organised by locally based mountaineering company Everest One, with his main goal to raise a $100 million trust fund for people with disabilities to give them the assistance and care they may need.

Everest One offers treks and climbs and leadership and teamwork sessions while encouraging determination, courage and strength. The co-founders Allan and Sharon Cohrs embody these traits with Sharon overcoming breast cancer and becoming the first breast cancer survivor to summit the mountain in 2011.

“It was the hardest day of my life, but the most rewarding. I literally found my Everest. My ambition in life is to continue climbing, guiding intrepid adventurers to the Himalaya's, speaking to people and hopefully motivating others to 'Find their own Everest,” Sharon says.

Follow Bobby’s journey to the top on the Facebook below and help support the cause by organizing a donation through [email protected]


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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