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Oregon Teen Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome To Reach Mount Everest Base Camp

Fifteen-year-old Eli Reimer, his father and a group of friends made the two-week, 70-mile hike to raise money and awareness for disabled children.

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The group climbed to benefit The Elisha Foundation (TEF), a nonprofit organization founded by Eli's parents in 2005 to give families of children with disabilities "practical and emotional support" through workshops and retreat programs.


Watch Trek 4 TEF's video footage from Mt. Everest and the group's triumphant homecoming:

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