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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for a cure

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the tallest mountains in the world, but that didn't stop 13-year-old Macy Walters from making her way to the top. Macy has been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophogitis, or "EE", a disease that affects the esophagus. 

She reached Mount Kilimanjaro with a group of supporters on July 15, 2014 to help raise awareness and funds for a cure. She helped to raise almost $98,000 for the trip and research. While on Mt. Kilimanjaro a breakthrough in research regarding the disease was found. They now know the cause and triggers, now to find a cure.

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