On January 7, 2013, coming conscious after full hip replacement surgery I asked Dr. Humbert, “When can I climb Mount Kilimanjaro?” He replied, “In one year, no problem!’

On January 24, 2014, I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro with my oldest son Laurence (age13). It was a six day hike going from tropical rain forrest to ice caps. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa 95,895 meters above sea level) and one of the “seven summits.”

Six months later in July 2014, my second son Robert (age 8) joined me to hike the Tiger’s Nest (3,000 meters above sea level) in Bhutan.

 18 months after surgery climbing to Tigers Nest mountain
in Bhutan and doing full lotus position yoga in Nepal

With so much gratitiude to Dr. Humbert, Dr. Black and the dream team at Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida for getting me back on my feet to live life with them to its fullest, at the highest of altitudes.

Laurence B.

 

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