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      Bend teen is first with Down syndrome to reach Everest base camp

      BEND, Ore. - A 15-year-old boy from Bend, Oregon scaled Mt. Everest and became the first person with Down syndrome to reach the Nepal base camp.


      Elisha (Eli) Reimer and his dad joined a group of people on a climb to help raise money and awareness for disabled children through the Elisha Foundation, which the boy's parents founded in 2005.


      The 17,000-foot climb took them 10 days and they completed the milestone just before World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.



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