Climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, is definitely a dream a second grader from Austin, Texas never thought could achieve, especially since doing so requires one to be at least ten years old. But seven-year-old Montannah Kenney proves that age is just a number.
Montannah and her mom, Hollie, were able to get a special permit to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. During spring break, Montannah successfully reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet despite the difficult weather conditions during her climb.
Her mother served as her personal trainer in preparation of the climb.
Montannah also joined basketball, swimming, and running to be physically fit. Her mother, a professional triathlete told her that the climb will never be easy, but the girl was determined, and that’s because of her dad.
The determined child’s father died when she was just three years old.
Her father suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and was under Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
He died shortly after her third birthday.
Hollie added that it was her daughter’s idea to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Age became an obstacle for the mother and daughter’s goal to climb the mountain.
But once they learned about the 8-year-old who climbed the same mountain in 2017, they knew they had to get that permit. As soon as the young girl reached the summit, Hollie said that it was a wonderful moment for her daughter to honor her late dad.
“She knew she wanted to blow kisses to him and wave and hopefully he would see her.”
Montannah trained for four to eight hours on weekends and hiked short distances during weekdays.
She had 25 people to watch over her during the climb.
She may be the youngest climber, but Montannah wasn’t after that title.
It was all for her dad.
People were also inspired by Montanna’s story and the endless love she has for her dad.
Watch the video below during her amazing moment on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Dog Walker Has The Kindest Offer For Guy Who Just Lost His Job
An act of kindness has gone viral for its simplicity and generosity.
A dog walker has just turned into one guy's unexpected hero. The man had just been laid off from his job and needed to cancel his dog's appointments with the walker. However, he was blown away by an unexpected act of kindness that has inspired hundreds of people.
Zach Ehren and his wife Mallika Mathai always believed they were lucky when they found a dog walker for their dog Calli. The pit bull mix certainly enjoyed her regular sessions with Jon Miller, who owns Miller’s Menagerie in San Francisco. Unfortunately, Ehren had a stroke of bad luck when he lost his job. Since he was unsure abut getting a new job right away, he immediately called to cancel Calli's appointments.
Ehren shared the awesome message from Miller where the dog walker offered to walk Calli for free until Ehren found a job.
Calli has grown close to Miller and will be delighted to know they can still go on their regular walks.
Single and Broke Dad Gets A Touching Present From J. K. Rowling
A tribute to all the amazing fathers out there!
Reading the Harry Potter series has become a way for father Matt Burke and his daughter to spend some quality time. But what he didn't expect is that the renowned author of the popular books series, J.K. Rowling, herself, would take notice.
Matt Burke, a single dad and photographer from Tallahassee, Florida is facing some challenges when it comes to providing his daughter's needs. He went broke but still kept trying hard just to be there for Bailey.
Matt said that there were a lot of times that he had to miss dinner so his daughter can eat.
He can't afford to buy her daughter expensive toys or even go on holidays together. But he found a good way to hang out with her without the need to spend money....
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The heartwarming story of an elderly gentleman taking makeup lessons is creating quite a sensation on the internet.
Makeup tutorials are certainly one of the most-watched contents on YouTube and other video-sharing websites. Teens and tweens spend countless hours learning how to do their makeup through videos on some of the popular social media platforms. However, one elderly man’s sudden interest in learning how to apply makeup has a much deeper meaning behind it.
Des has taken up makeup classes so he would know how to apply it correctly for his wife. Mona started to lose her vision in her 80s and her husband made sure that she will still feel like a million bucks by doing her makeup for her.
Knowing that his wife enjoys wearing makeup, the 84-year-old man demonstrated the true beauty of marriage with a heartwarming gesture.
When Mona could no longer apply makeup, Des stepped in to make sure that she could still feel fabulous.