Viewing Post for: 2011 Kilimanjaro Climb for Cancer

Date: March 1, 2011
Location: Springlands hotel, Moshi Tz

We are Back to town! Long 8 hour hike out with 6,000 feet downhill. Kon, Sam, Lourdes and a few others ran the last mike. We are intent on our showers, food...

Thank you for following us! Your loved ones are returning home with such amazing, heartfelt experiences. Listen with your hearts and ears as I know you will. They are not the same people who left you.

We will post 2 more times on safari. Tomorrow the group starts to go its different ways. Some home, some safari.

Messages for this post

For: Ivan, Myra

CONGRATULATIONS! I am truly amazed by what you have done here and look forward to hearing about this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Thanks for sharing with us! Truly macho all around ;)

Lindsy - 3/3/2011

For: TJ & Ang

YOU GUYS DID IT!!! YOU DID IT YOU DID IT YOU DID IT YOU DID IT!! YOU CLIMBED MOUNT KILIMANJARO! HOLY TOOT!!!! WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU BOTH!! We never doubted you for a second but are still so amazed at what you were able to accomplish. Strength, fortitude, BELIEVING, Angel Wings and Pixie Dust brought you to the top and back down again! So proud of you!

Alicia - 3/3/2011

For: Jane

You are awesome,CONGRATS!!!

Mary D - 3/2/2011

For: Joan


Mary D - 3/2/2011

For: Angela & TJ

So good to see u, TJ!!! Have fun. Love you both sooo much!

Moo - 3/2/2011

For: Lise

Congratulations on an unbelieveable and inspiring achievement. You and the whole team define the true definition of courage and are real heroes for your family and friends back here at home who have followed your incredible journey. Have lots of fun on your Safari, can't wait to see you when you get back. XXXXX

Marilyn & Charlie - 3/2/2011

For: Myra

Congratulations on completing your journey!! We are really happy for you. Hopefully, one day, we'll be able to follow in your footsteps. We are looking forward to seeing your pictures and hearing your stories. Take Care.

Bill, Anh, and Ashley - 3/2/2011

For: Angela & TJ

How are the hikers today? If my math is correct you are just finishing the first day of your awswome safari!I hope you are having the time of your lives! (Just remember, Angela, no matter how cute those monkeys are, DO NOT BRING ONE HOME--I cannot watch any more animals when you & your sisters go away!) Enjoy the rest of your trip, can't wait to see you both on Saturday!Love from home..Mom/Aunt Sheryl

Mom/Aunt Sheryl - 3/2/2011

For: Valerie

So proud of you girl! Have a great return and be prepared to do a power point presentation about the whole experience to us :)

Flavia - 3/2/2011

For: TJ and Angela

To My Big Brother and Sentinal,and awesome cousin,somehow I will find a way to thank you for understaking this journey for me and my dream.Standing with you on the top of the mountain made me swell with pride,you chose to STAND and you succeeded.I am honored and humbled by your actions and my love for you knows no end.I love you both so much and will never forget what you have done for me.Love,Jacquie

Jacquie - 3/2/2011

For: TJ and Angela

TJ, I'm not sure when the pix from yesterday was taken,but you must have eaten recently, b/c we all know how grumpy you are when you are hungry! Wishing you an exciting,fun,& memorable safari, with no unexpected surprises. We are all anxious to have you back and will be waiting for you on Sat with a HEROS welcome. I love you so much, mom/AS

mom/AS - 3/2/2011

For: valerie gyrlie

what!?!? you mentioned nothing about a safari. i hope you go, and i have no doubt that the animals will leave you alone -- they know better than to mess with hot valerie chica....especially after climbing to the near-top of the world. wow - over 19000 feet - i still can't believe it!

amber - 3/2/2011

For: To Angela & TJ

Hi guys!Wow my cousin is so handsome!I'm loving the peach fuzz TJ!Sister Geeg make them post a pic of your pretty face!I'm so jealous about the safari, Kerri has gotten me hooked on the bachelor and they are in S. Africa it looks beautiful there and im rather fond of the lil monkeys!Enjoy this adventure you deserve it!Miss you guys and cant wait to see you when you get back!now that you arent on the mountain i will rub it in that im having mighty taco for lunch today! Love Katie

From Katie - 3/2/2011

For: Jane

Glad to hear you are on level ground. Bet that shower felt good!!! Have fun on your safari

Sue - 3/2/2011

For: Jackie's Brother TJ & Cousin Angela

You are both so strong and your love for your sister (& cousin) just shines through you!!! I am so in awe of how you are living and bringing awareness of how cancer affects families forever. I pray for an end to cancer & I know that your efforts will answer that prayer. Thank you and Take care.

Jenny (Justin's mom) - 3/2/2011

For: Jackies Brother & Cousin

You are both so strong and your love for your sister (& cousin) just shines through you!!! I am so in awe of how you are living and bringing awareness of how cancer affects families forever. I pray for an end to cancer & I know that your efforts will answer that prayer. Thank you and Take care.

Jenny (Justin's (AML survivor) Mom) - 3/2/2011

For: Myra

CONGRATS!!!! you are a true inspiration. Sam and I send you all the best! The Logan spin team will be excited to hear you finished well!

Yecenia - 3/2/2011

For: Lise

Lise- You are so inspiring. I send you all my best wishes. Enjoy the shower.

Karen Desjardins - 3/2/2011

For: Lise

You did it! What an accomplishment! Too much for words. Cannot wait to see you back in the states. luv bunches.

Cheryl - 3/2/2011

For: Daddy :-)

Wow, you made it. I am REALLY proud of you. Same thing for Uncle Ernani. I hope that you will have a safe journey back home.

Allison - 3/1/2011

For: Ang

Ang!!! Congrats on making it to the top. So awesome. Can't wait to see you. XOXO Aiden

Aiden - 3/1/2011

For: Susan

Congrats!!! We are so proud of you!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventure. You should be so proud of your accomplishment...xxoo.

Sharon and Johnny Boy - 3/1/2011

For: TJ & Ang

Oh my,I am so glad to see your handsome,smiling face!That def brightened my day!Like Kerri already mentioned,on the bachelor they were in S.Africa!It was absolutely beautiful.It made me even more anxious to see you, your pictures & hear about the trip!I can only imagine the awesome things you two have seen!I can't wait!& how convenient, you will be home to watch the bachelor finale with me& they will still be in Africa!haha i know you are pumped!I love you TJ!love u2 Ang :) HAVE FUN!

Linds - 3/1/2011

For: Kon

I picked up your car today and will be driving to work in it tomorrow, then pulling a 27 hour shift and driving to the airport to pick you up!!!!! I don't know if you'll get this, but email me as soon as you have a chance.

Megan - 3/1/2011

For: Lise and the Whole Team

Hooray! You are all amazing and I can't begin to imagine what an awesome, life changing experience this has been for you. Congratulations! Mom, we can't wait to hear all of yur tales of the mountain. Enjoy your last few days in Africa, New York is finally warming up for you return!

Bianca - 3/1/2011

For: Susan

Hi Susy Q! I am so proud and excited for you!!! You made it. and we can't wait to see the photo's and hear all about your journey! Love MB xoxooxox

Marybeth - 3/1/2011

For: Janie

So proud Mama - did you great and we cant wait to see you! We love you very very much. xxoo

MLN DZ EM AUGY - 3/1/2011

For: Valerie

I am not even sure if you will be reading this, but congratulations once more! This is very exciting and oh so awesome. Enjoy your long awaited shower! :) Oh, and do not let the wild things to eat your camera as I need to see the pictures. Enjoy the safari, and I hope the most difficult part of the journey is behind you. Now only the interesting, relaxing and exciting things left. Love you! Come home and then visit us :)

Zoya - 3/1/2011

For: Angela & TJ

My Wonderful (clean) Kids...I'm breathing a little easier now that you are down, but still can't wait to wrap my arms around each of you. I have all your instructions for you arrival and will be executing them to the best of my ability! Can't wait. Have a great safari and don't forget your safari hats! I love you both very much and am so very proud of you! All my love...

Aunt Deee - 3/1/2011

For: tj & angela

ok tj, so climbing the mountain made you even handsomer...yee gads angela must be even more breathtakingly beautiful than she was!! have a blast

aunt val - 3/1/2011

For: Sam

Sam, What an amazing, exhilirating experience this must have been. I am in awe. Love, Diane

Aunt Diane - 3/1/2011

For: Valerie

Like you said you made it.. So proud of you. Now enjoy the safari ..I don't have to tell you i know you will come with loads of pictures.

Madura - 3/1/2011

For: lise

You have finally made it to the top of mout kilimangaro. You have run iron man triatholons swam across lake winnapasaki now you are a true master of the earth.

garret - 3/1/2011

For: Susan

YOU MADE IT! So happy for you. I bet you are pretty excited to take a long shower right about now?! Bruiser is probably shaking in his boots to see you in a couple days! Love you xo

Elaine, Steve and Jax - 3/1/2011

For: Angela & TJ

(con't) So have fun on your safari, and remember that Jax is with you still. I'm sure that she is so proud of her brother & cousin, and so grateful that you would do something like this to honor her, and all the others with cancer. We can never stop fighting. Love, Mom/Aunt Sheryl

Mom/Aunt Sheryl - 3/1/2011

For: Angela & TJ

I hope u2 ind signs of our Angel Jacquie all around Africa. I no how Sadie felt when she thought her prayers 4 Jacquie weren't answered, but what we don't realize is that they were.We prayed that she would be cancer & pain free.Our prayers were answered, just not the way we wanted them 2b. She is cancer & pain free now & in a beautiful place. Ang & TJ think of what u saw, now imagine what Jax sees. She was with u all the way up the mount. She will never leave any of us.

Mom/ Aunt Sheryl - 3/1/2011

For: TJ and Ang (continued)

being okay and beating the odds. I wished so badly for that to be the case. Now I know that I mis-read the sign. She's a different kind of okay now and it's us who are down here struggling to cope. I hope that you felt her on the mountain and I hope that you get to see signs of her in the beautiful African surroundings. She is with you and she is so proud. She also probably laughed at how dirty and smelly you guys were. Have a wonderful next few days - soak it all in, it's amazing. Love, Sadie.

Sadie - 3/1/2011

For: TJ and Ang

Have an amazing safari. I remember clearly a moment on Safari in 2008 when I had a quiet moment and I said a prayer for Jax. She was in the NYC Hope Lodge then and I couldn't stop thinking about her. I said a prayer for her right smack dab in the middle of the Ngorogoro crater and looked up right after to see the prettiest rainbow I've ever seen. I chuckled because of course she would find a way to comfort me when she was in the middle of her fight. I thought then that it was a sign of her

Sadie - 3/1/2011

For: Kon

Of course you ran the last mile. Show off. So happy for you and proud of you! Love, Sades

Sadie - 3/1/2011

For: To Ang and TJ

WHOOOO HOOOO! OK, so Olivia said she wants a picture of a giraffe... oh wait... she changed her mind... an elephant... oh wait... a monkey...ya know... just see what you can do to get all of them. We DO NOT want an angry 3 year old on our hands! So proud of both of you!! KISSES

From Danielle - 3/1/2011

For: TJ &Angela

TJ you look so good. Your big smile and peach fuzz just like your biggest and truest admirier of you, Jax. Hope you felt her presence while being close to the heavens. We are very very proud of you and Angela. I'm sure there are stories we won't hear. Can't wait to hear the ones we can. Have a great safari. Love always!!

Dad/U. Torey - 3/1/2011

For: TJ & Angela

I sit here crying tears of absolute joy as I look at your picture and read the message that you DID IT!!! Everything you STAND for and support... please KNOW that I STAND right beside you all and BELIEVE in YOU!!!! Congratulations on this accomplishment! Love you, Hirsch Family of 4! Kathleen

Kathleen Hogan - 3/1/2011

For: TJ and Angela

Oh TJ, YOU LOOK SO GOOD!!! You can't know how long I've waited to see you and know that you are safe and healthy. Angela, I hope you enjoyed your shower! Your next adventure should be wonderful, take lots of pix, have fun, and enjoy yourselves, you have certainly earned this pleasure part of the trip. Miss you tons, can't wait until you are home. With love and love and love, mom/AS

mom/AS - 3/1/2011

For: Kevin/dad

Dad! So glad you made it back down ok! Have fun on the safari!

Cathy - 3/1/2011

For: Angela & TJ

TJ YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!!!! (Angela is probably already in the shower that's why she's not in the pic with you!) I'm sooo happy that you 2 are down on the ground! I hope the rest of the trip is just plain fun!! You 2 deserve it after what you just did. If you have a cell signal call me..can't wait to hear all about it. Missing you so much- with much love. Mom/Aunt Sheryl

Mom/Aunt Sheryl - 3/1/2011

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