Viewing Post for: 2013 Kilimanjaro Cancer Climb

Date: February 13,2013
Location: Shira 1 camp, 11,500 feet

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen:

Messages for this post

For: Marianne and Torey

It was GREAT to hear the audio message from Torey! Dylan was asking me when you'll be reaching the top? You should be more than half way there!!!!!! Stay warm and be safe!

The Delaney Family - 2/16/2013

For: Joyce and Dave

You guys are having such a romantic and adventurous Valentine's Day! Hope it is a great one. Much love from the windswept prairie.

Emiko, Matt and Gato - 2/15/2013

For: Torey

Still trying to wrap my head around the fact that you are climbing like the tallest mountain ever. So incredibly proud. Happy Valentine's Day Torey. This week will not be the same without you at the gym but what you are accomplishing is spectacular. You're truly the best. Love Natalie Maranto

Natalie Maranto - 2/14/2013

For: Marianne

All your 2 & 4 legged friends here are missing you! Especially yellow Dexter! Woof!

Fisher - 2/14/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

(con't) to you. With love and pride, Sharon

Sharon - 2/14/2013

For: Torey and Marianne

I was thinking about you two last night and then the song "Stand" came into my head.I could hear Jacquie singing the words loud and clear as if she were "standing" right next to me.I realized she came to tell me that she is with you,"standing" and climbing with you and that she will be with you all the way.Remember-"when push comes to shove to taste what you're made of..." THEN YOU STAND.Stand tall and proud for what you are doing,Jacquie is standing next

Sharon - 2/14/2013

For: Marianne, Torey & new Friends

How fitting that you are climbing on Valentine's Day, the day of love! You are giving the most incredible gift of love that you can possibly give. Just know that you have tons of support & love back home rooting you to the top & angels in heaven pulling you forward-you can't loose! Be strong, stay safe, "one foot in front of the other". Much love from home. Sheryl

Mom/Sheryl - 2/14/2013

For: Eric

Thanks for the flowers!!!

Lori - 2/14/2013

For: Mike & Jen

Happy Valentines Day to the cutest love birds ever! Enjoy your trek!! Its getting exciting!!! Namastef!!

STephanie - 2/14/2013

For: Moo & Uncle Torey

For some reason, my message on this post didn't go thru. I listened to your post yesterday at Danielle's and Molly started clapping when she heard your voice! It was too cute!! Happy Valentines Day! Hope somehow you all get some chocolate today on that mountain. Although you're not spending today with your loved ones, know that they're all thinking of you, bragging about you and believing in you!! Moo, I gave Molson & Skyy extra xoxo's from you today...on the mouth too!! Good luck, love you!

Kerri - 2/14/2013

For: Dad

Dad, great to hear your voice! Sounds like things are going well and you're having fun! Keep up the good work and you're one day closer now! The good news is I took care of the deposits and tax bill, the not so good news is that none of us can leave the 14068 zip code without a call from Amherst Alarm in the middle of the night. Happy Valentines day, we love and miss you. Hope you had a good view at lunch today. Keep moving on up, some more good sights up ahead. Love TJ

TJ - 2/14/2013

For: Torey & Marianne

SOOO very proud of you both and you are such an inspiration to me & many others. I am sending love and strength your way and I know Jacquie is sprinkling her pixie dust each step of the way! Happy Valentines Day and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience! Love you both!!! xoxox

Lindsey - 2/13/2013

For: My brother, Rick

Hey, just wanted to say hi, and oh, yeah...what day was I supposed to water the plants??? hahahah..Just kidding. I think they are all ok. Nurse project is great. Take care and say hi to all my african brothers. I miss them all.

steveo - 2/13/2013

For: Uncle Torey and Moo

I did 45 mins on the elliptical tonight...something tells me no one is impressed! It was so good to hear Uncle Torey's voice tonight. "Blue" will write something tomorrow. We didn't have an extra hour to kill tonight! Sending kisses and hugs for you on Valentine's Day. Keep climbing and BELIEVE!

Danielle - 2/13/2013

For: Big T and Mooianne

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Tor, it was great to hear your voice. I know you and Moo are taking care of each other. Moo, your mom called me tonight just to make sure I was keeping up on these posts - like anyone could keep me away. Knowing you all will be reading these and being able to read other posts makes it seem like we are all together cheering you on. To all those who are guiding you, carrying gear, setting up camp, cooking meals, we thank you for taking care of our family!

Aunt Deee - 2/13/2013

For: Torey

Hey Torey! Everybody misses you at the gym. Don't worry we have been working extra hard. And yes that means backhandsprings on beam too. Hope all is going well for you climbing the mountain. I'm sure your doing great! See ya soon(:

Rachel - 2/13/2013

For: Team Garsin

Best of luck! We are thinking of you.

Clan McArdle - 2/13/2013

For: Mommy Moo

Mommy...Skyy just ate Aunt Kerri's toothbrush! (I'm not tattling, I'm just keeping you "informed"). Oh yeah-'HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to the bestest mommy ever! Keep climbing.. Love Momo (& Skyy)

Molson - 2/13/2013

For: Eric G

Hey Eric this is Natalie Steph's friend. She just told me that you were doing this and I wanted to wish you luck! What an awesome tribute to your mother and I can't even imagine the feeling once you're done. I now want to do this for Trent so thanks for the inspiration! Best of luck and enjoy this incredible experience! I'm sure you'll take some great pics :)

Natalie - 2/13/2013

For: Torey

Big T - Can't even begin to explain how nice it is to hear your voice! Just wanted to let you know how extremely important you are to me, and how much I appreciate all that you have done for me. Love you to the moon and back, Jacquie and TJ are so lucky to have you as a dad! Keep climbing - you are doing great! You're the talk of the gym (You know how us girls love to talk) and everyone is rooting for you! Stay positive and BELIEVE! Love, Megan Dressel

Megan D. - 2/13/2013

For: Tprey

Hey Torey! Steph and I just listened to yor message. You sound like you are enjoying the climb and cherishing every moment.As we were listening to your message we were actually walking into the gym. It was your turn to stretch, and I'm pretty sure the kids wanted to do the little chants you had them do last week. Anyways, we all are so proud of you and your accomplishments. We know that Jax is looking down on you smiling. I cannot imagine how proud she is to have you as a dad. WE LOVE YOU TOR

Natalie and Stephanie - 2/13/2013

For: Marianne and Torey

Your courage and enthusiasm of what you do on a DAILY basis for a cure is truly amazing! We all know that Jacquie is looking down on all of you with a BIG smile! We hope you are having the time of your lives and we can't wait until you return home!! Be safe and we're ALL cheering for you.

The Delaney Family - 2/13/2013

For: Danielle

What an exciting start! Keep walking pole pole! I am thinking good thoughts of you, Eric and your father at the summit together.

Marilyn - 2/13/2013

For: To Tom and Agnes

Wishing you and everyone on the climb success. We hope all is well and you are watching your step along the way. Keep up the good work. Remember, obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal!!!! All the best to everyone in the group. It is snowing and cold in northern New York State. Enjoy!

From Max & Linda - 2/13/2013

For: Marianne & Everyone

"There have been joys too great to be described in words, and there have been griefs upon which I have not dared to dwell, and with these in mind I say, climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end." -- Edward Whymper The end is all of you at the top and safely home.

Autumn / Pumpkins - 2/13/2013

For: Marianne

I hope you are telling everyone about the dogs at work and their bodily DIS-functions! I know you told me not to say it but I couldn't help it! The Lost musher found her way back on to the trail and she crossed the finish line. I have faith that you too will cross your "finish line". Will you be my cross time zone Valentine? I've been talking to people at my job about you. They are impressed and amazed. Tell Pumpkins I love him.

Autumn/Pumpkins - 2/13/2013

For: Troy

Hi Honey! Hope you are handling the altitude ok. Kara and I look forward to reading the updates everyday. Makes us feel in touch with you even though we haven't spoken to you directly. Take lots of pictures and enjoy every minute. Love you!

Sandi - 2/13/2013

For: JOI kili climbers

Happy valentines day. I can't believe it has been 6 years to the day I was diagnosed and 4 years to the day I left for Africa.i know what u have done to get where u are and my heart and prayers will be with u to help u get the rest of the way.

Kili karen 09 - 2/13/2013

For: Everyone

Jambo! Glad to hear everyone is doing well! Just keep walking and trust your amazing guides. They'll get you there! Torey it was great to hear your update. It sounds like everyone is enjoying the beauty of Kili. Seeing your posts is making my heart long for Africa. There is nowhere like it. You'll probably read these updates on night three which means Lava tower tomorrow! Enjoy the amazing views coming down from there and try not to slip! Thinking of you all!! Kwaheri!

Sadie - 2/13/2013

For: All The Kili Heros

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!Know that all of us back home are climbing each step with you. Our hearts are filled with so much love and pride.You are showing us what courage is and each one of us shares your excitment of a dream fulfilled.Each day brings you closer to that dream and closer to being able to say "I made it!" Stay well, enjoy your climb and know you are not climbing alone, you just have the hardest part to do!!! Sharon

Sharon - 2/13/2013

For: Torey

Happy Valentines's Day Torey!I wish you were here so we could be together,although we would both have to be at the gym coaching!I want you to know that there is no one else in the world that I would want to spend my life with.Although we are different in many ways, together we have raised two beautiful children and been able to spend our lives doing what we love most-work with children.Thank you for the wonderful journey through life and may we have many more years to come.Love, Sharon

Sharon - 2/13/2013

For: Eric

Happy Valentine's day! Hope you get this on the actual day. Madeleine and I are going to the northside for dinner. Hope the place is decked out with their usual balloons! It was a bit disappointing last year :( Hope the altitude isn't getting to you. Be safe! Love you!

Lori - 2/13/2013

For: Torey & Marianne

Believing in both of you and cheering you on here in Hamburg. Safe climbing!

Jill & your friends at Tumble Bee - 2/13/2013

For: Dave

Dave. Is that u in the pic?? Looking good! I hope u and Joyce are having an amazing journey.

Kilikaren09 - 2/13/2013

For: Joyce and David

Jambo! Hujambo? You're getting there(pole,pole) and know you both are in the moment.How do you like the gruel and hot dogs; only found on Kili. Please send my best to Yussef. Tell him I'm wearing my African dress when I give a Kili presentation to ADK in June. Happy Valentine's Day! Kwaherri Rod and Vicki

Vicki and Rod - 2/13/2013

For: Torey & Marianne

Sounds like things are off to an amazing start!!! Torey great to hear from you! Keep up the awesome work everyone, we believe in you!

Kristen - 2/13/2013

For: Chris

Now that you are well on your way up the big hill, I am sure you have found your second wind! Keep looking up, we are all rooting you on from home! I love you and miss you. Jen

Jen - 2/13/2013

For: Marianne & Torey

(yes, while you are there I will not turn off this web page, even at work,so that I can continue to track your progress- so you will be getting many posts from me!) Great to hear from you Torey! Sounds like a super group of people! Give Marianne a hug & kiss from me. Love to all, Me

Mom/Sheryl - 2/13/2013

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