Sad news

By gregebersole

May 17, 2014

Category: Travel

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Yesterday, I learned some sad news. A friend, Kelly, is gravely ill. She desperately needs medical exams and then surgery. I don’t know exactly what the ailment is. Something to do with her internal organs. She climbed Tres Cruces with me last year. We had a fun hike. This is a photo of her jumping on the famous rock. She has lived in Cali for about 10 years. She left her home and family in Tamaco because it was too dangerous and there was a lot of conflict and violence in the area. Her family is dirt poor. So yesterday, friends of mine were organizing on Facebook to raise about 600,000 pesos needed for the exams and surgery. She can’t have them until the money is paid. This is roughly $300. By late afternoon, I think 400,000 had been raised. We are all hopeful that we’ll have the money soon and she can get treatment.

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