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Thanksgiving Thoughts

By CBTF STAFF
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

As we approach the thanksgiving holiday, we look back over the past year and the many families we have had the privilege to be in touch with.   While we are constantly reminded of the fragility of life, we often feel indebted to the families who remind us of the strength and resiliency children and adults possess.  Although no family ever asks to be a part of our community, we...

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILIDELPHIA RESEARCH EFFORTS

By Joe Fay
Friday, December 3, 2010

Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia (CHOP) is cited for its progress in discovering a new gene linked to childhood cancer, in this case neuroblastoma. The discovery, reported online in Nature, highlights the discovery of variations in a gene as important contributors to neuroblastoma.

JENNIFER ZIVIC'S BLOGS FROM THE MOUNTAIN! BLOG #6

By Jennifer Zivic
Monday, November 29, 2010

So I am safely back stateside after being stuck in the Delhi airport for an extra day...long story but basically it was a little hectic getting out of Kathmandu and Lukla because of bad weather and fog over the last 12 days which caused a chain reaction in my flights. Many people are still stuck so I am considering myself lucky at this point to be home. One chap I met was stuck in Lukla for 8...

JENNIFER ZIVIC'S BLOGS FROM THE MOUNTAIN! BLOG #5

By Jennifer Zivic
Monday, November 29, 2010

Well, I can't believe it but I did it! Day before yesterday we made it to Kala Pattar at 18,433 feet (higher than base camp and camp 1 on Everest) our highest goal altitude-wise. And yesterday we hit our final goal which was our most challenging mentally of Everest Base Camp. It was amazing to have been in a place at the base of the Khumbu Ice fall where so many great people have been and...

JENNIFER ZIVIC'S BLOGS FROM THE MOUNTAIN! BLOG #4

By Jennifer Zivic
Monday, November 29, 2010

We are at 16,400 feet in Labouche. I am kicking butt but still nervous about the next 2 days. I feel like my nose is going to fall off! Did I tell you yet that our main guide has summitted Everest 7 times and was the co-lead sherpa on the Discovery channel show on Everest called Beyond the Limits. His name is Phinjo Sherpa! I am in capable hands and feel good about that. We saw many memorials on...

REFLECTIONS ON CBTF CLIMB IN NEPAL

By Jesse Mahugh (brain tumor survivor)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank you so much to everyone who supported me in the Everest Base Camp fundraiser for CBTF!  This trip turned out to be quite the challenge with its share of obstacles and frustration.  Sounds suspiciously like an adventure…

JENNIFER ZIVIC'S BLOGS FROM THE MOUNTAIN! BLOG #3

By Jennifer Zivic
Monday, November 15, 2010

So, after leaving Namche Bazaar, a real hub up here in the mountains it was off to more desolate locations where you can get a real feel for what the hard life is up here for the people of the Himalayas. We spent the night in Thame, Khumjung and Tengboche which are all at 12,000 plus feet. This was to test our abilities and acclimitize our bodies properly. And for the last 2 nights we have...

JENNIFER'ZIVIC'S BLOGS FROM THE MOUNTAIN! BLOG #1

By Jennifer Zivic
Monday, November 8, 2010

November 5th: The internet has not been working or has been difficult so I can only type you a message from my blackberry....so here is my first blog to post and I will send a photo in about an hour from the helicopter to go with it!

EVEREST BASE CAMP REPORT

By Jesse Mahugh (brain tumor survivor)
Monday, October 11, 2010

We have encountered weather problems at Lukla and no flights are going in.  A crash several weeks ago killed everyone aboard and I get the sense that there is extra caution.  It is frustrating but these things happen and you have to roll with it.  Because it is impossible to do the everest trek we are now doing a more remote trek to the Annupurna Base Camp.  There were 6 on...

EVEREST BASE CAMP TIME!

By Jesse Mahugh (brain tumor survivor)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Leaving Montana today for Nepal!  This is going to be a great trip and an awesome fundraiser for CBTF.  Sometimes it feels good to be out of my comfort zone, at least that is what I tell myself.  I think I am as ready as can be for the climb ahead.  Thanks everyone for your support.  If you would still like to make a donation or know more go to: www.firstgiving.com/...

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