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Climb in Memory of Our Donors

We are climbing Cotopaxi in Ecuador for To Transplant and Beyond because in memory of our donors

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To Transplant and Beyond

To Transplant and Beyond was established to give hope, encouragement and support to transplant patients, their families, friends and carers during a very traumatic time in their lives. It conveys the positive side of transplantation, by showing what can be achieved and by encouraging as many people as possible to join the donor register, so that many more lives can be saved.

Charity Registration No. 1106248

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Dr Andre R Simon, MD PhD
Director of Transplantation and Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

It has been a dream of mine to take a group of our transplant patients, and show the world what can be achieved after a life-saving transplant. In doing so, we will raise the bar of expectation and generate significant awareness of organ donation.

I am delighted to say, that the time has now come. This June, we will take 20 heart and /or lung transplant patients on an expedition to Cotopaxi in Ecuador.

Cotopaxi, is one of the world's highest active volcanos, at 5,897m, and is a much sought after prize for mountaineers - and we believe will be the highest ever climb by a lung transplant patient, and definitely by a group of transplant patients - the majority of whom have never climbed at all before!

It will be an amazing feat for each of them to do this, to come from the brink of near death, to the top of the world - and to see the excitement and belief in their eyes when I talk about it with them means that we must achieve this.

The team have now completed an introductory climb in Glencoe Scotland in March. The expedition itself departs the UK on the 26th June 2015, and we return on 12th July 2015.

Thank you for your kind and generous support.

Andre Simon
Director of Transplantation and Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

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