Last weekend Annamarie and JP Kealy found themselves on top of the world — literally and figuratively. Just 78 days after receiving a stem cell transplant, JP, who is battling multiple myeloma, and Annamarie joined six other patients and four doctors and climbed Colorado’s Mt. Democrat, elevation 14,176 feet.
The trip was part of the program Moving Mountains for Myeloma, which raises money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. It was a training hike and team-building experience to prepare the team for their ultimate expedition — a trek to Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas at 18,519 feet next March.