Dr. Robert Frantz has been training to climb of the tallest mountain in Africa — Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro at a summit of a little over 19,300 feet — and now it's time to go. Frantz leaves for Tanzania on Wednesday, starts climbing on Friday and expects to summit on Feb. 26…
It's a fundraiser to help find a cure for his patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. As he climbs in elevation, Frantz expects to experience shortness of breath, similar to symptoms his patients feel on a daily basis.
Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 2/15/10
Tags: Dr. Robert Frantz, Mount Kilimanjaro, Pulmonary, pulmonary arterial hypertension