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8-Year-Old Boy Plans to Climb Mountain for Charity

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An 8-year-old mountain-climbing boy from Yorba Linda, who has already conquered the 14,505-ft. Mount Whitney, plans to top Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

Tyler Armstrong plans to climb the world-famous mountain in Tanzania from June 25 to July 2 in an effort to raise money to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to City News Service. He will collect a dollar for every foot he climbs from donors and give the funds to the non-profit group Cure Duchenne.

"I'm climbing 19,341 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for boys with Duchenne who can't," Tyler said in a statement. "If people donate one dollar for every foot I climb, we can raise a lot of money to help find a cure for Duchenne."