Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Top of the World

This is my friend Don, and I just have to brag
on him a bit. This photo was taken a week ago 
(clearly not by me) on his 65th birthday.
And yesterday, he summited Everest! That's
exciting enough, but he also made the record
books—as the first person with a total hip
replacement to make it to the top. Right now,
Don's my hero—and I wish him Godspeed back
to base camp, and safely home to NYC.
He created a fabulous website with a link to
a blog, where he's managed, with help from his
son here in NYC, to post from up there.
Check it out for a great vicarious experience
(the only kind of Everest experience I'll ever have!).

[I'm making this part of My World Tuesday—for
my fellow native New Yorker!]


  1. Congratulations to your friend. Outstanding!

  2. Wow! double wow! how inspiring is he? I mean it, that is AMAZING. I want to be just like him when I celebrate my 65th.
    Thanks for sharing this Alexa.
    Happy Birthday Don!

  3. Brag away, Alexa ~ how wonderful!! Inspiring in so many ways.

  4. Bows and kudos to Don. I was feeling really stoked today because I could get in and out of my car without my back screaming profanities at me. Everest at 65? I would feel as much triumph if I could only manage to scrabble up to the top of something like this little molehill.

  5. Wow, congratulations, and more power to him. This is something I will never do, nor do I want to! But my admiration is there!

  6. Congrats to your friend!!
    This is so inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing this moment with us!

  7. Wow such amazing adventure. Its really inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. This is wonderful! Congrats to Don. And the pic is beautiful too...


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