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.