Eight-Year-Old Boy Scales Mt. Kilimanjaro
Are you feeling pretty accomplished today? Feeling like you've achieved some things, like you're doing fairly well for yourself -- well, here's a story of a eight-year-old boy who just climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Tyler Armstrong, from Yorba Linda, scaled the mountain to raise money for CureDuchenne, which was established to assist researchers working towards a cure for Duchenne's disease, a form of muscular dystrophy. According to his Facebook page, Armstrong reached the summit at 3:30 a.m. EST yesterday. In doing so, he raised $9,700 for the cause.
NBC Los Angeles notes that Armstrong was accompanied by his father and other members of the CureDuchenne team.
Last year, Armstrong became the youngest person to ever summit Mt. Whitney.