Kilimanjaro Ascent For Arthritis

kilimanjaro-dvd-coverIt was the challenge of a lifetime: a young Sydney man with arthritis and the world’s highest free standing mountain.

Matthew Leibowitz has ankylosing spondylitis – a debilitating form of arthritis but it wasn’t going to stop him leading 19 people in  an inspirational assault on Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Among the group were Matthew’s friends – Jonathon Shapiro, Daniel Been, Peter Collins and Jeremy  Unger – his rheumatologist, Dr Jim Bertouch, and the Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Sydney, Professor Philip Sambrook, who filmed the trek.

They raised more than $90,000 for Arthritis Australia, proving life’s obstacles, arthritis included, can be overcome with determination and teamwork.

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