FULTON, NY – Fulton resident Timothy Conners, who lost his sight to leukemia when he was 15, presented a program to the Fulton Lions Club on his trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point on the African continent at 19,341 feet.
Conners made the climb even though he is visually impaired, to “redefine possible.”
His mission organization, Mt.TimPossible, teamed up with the K2 Adventures Foundation to make the climb this past May and in the process, raised more than $20,000 for charities.
Among these was the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
With the assistance of his mother, Elizabeth Conners, he narrated a PowerPoint presentation of his adventure.
Conners, 22, and his black Labrador guide dog, Lang, made the climb with his father, Mike, K2 teammates and local porters, in seven days.
“We were so delighted to have Tim share his inspirational story,” said Michelle Stanard, Fulton Lions president. “His overcoming so many obstacles and physical challenges gave us pause. We couldn’t help but admire his good humor, focus and determination as his story unfolded.”
Conners’ guide dog is from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an organization that the Fulton Lions Club has supported for many years, Stanard said.
“It was also nice to meet Lang at our meeting and hear the part he played in Tim’s success,” she said.
The full story and more information on Conners and his mission are on his website: Mountimpossible.com.
Fulton Lions Club, also known for its Lions Loot Sweepstakes, Lions Mane Event Comedy Night, and annual Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area.
Find them on Facebook under Fulton, NY Lions or at fultonlionsclub.com.