In the fall of 2006 I had been approached by The Canadian Liver Foundation to train and prepare sixteen individuals (including myself) to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. It was not going to be easy. I had to prepare everyone for altitude which if not respected, can be very deadly. It was most definitely going to be one of the most physically challenging and exhausting events of my life. After several months of intense preparation we all finally set out for Africa in January of 2007. It certainly was one of the most exilerating and rewarding experiences that I can ever imagine. We managed to summit to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro (just shy of 20,000 feet) with fourteen of the sixteen participants. Unfortunately, two individuals had suffered from extreme altitude sickness and could not continue the journey. Nevertheless, it was a successful mission. As a group we managed to raise almost $700,000 dollars for research in The Canadian Liver Foundation. It was truly a proud moment for me. To this day, Africa holds a special place in my heart. The sheer magnitude and beauty of the continent will forever be part of my soul. I dream of it every day.