Tyler Armstrong, 9, Gets Ready to Depart to Argentina to Attempt Record Breaking Climb of Mt. Aconcagua to Benefit CureDuchenne
Our good friend Tyler Armstrong, 9, of Yorba Linda, Calif., will attempt a record breaking climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest peak (22,837 ft.) in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, to raise awareness and fund research to benefit CureDuchenne. Tyler is a hero and inspiration to Duchenne families around the world.
Tyler and his dad Kevin leave the U.S. on December 7. They’ll work to receive a special permit to make the climb because of Tyler’s young age. The climb begins on December 17 and the Armstrong’s anticipate summiting between December 26 and December 29 (weather dependent). If Tyler summits, he will be the youngest person to summit Mt. Aconcagua.
Tyler is an avid mountain climber who realized he could use his athletic abilities to help others. Mt. Aconcagua is one of the Seven Summits and it will be Tyler’s second of the Seven Summits. Last year, Tyler climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and money for Duchenne research and he will continue to support CureDuchenne again this year with his Mt. Aconcagua climb.
Tyler has recently been featured in the media. Check out a recent television interview on KTLA.
“I like hiking to the top of mountains for my friends with Duchenne,” said Tyler. “Duchenne makes my friends muscles weaker and weaker. I want to use my muscles to let others know that we need to find a cure now to help all boys with Duchenne. Please donate and give those impacted with Duchenne a chance.”
Tyler is an amazing and compassionate boy. Tyler thinks about other boys his age who are losing their ability to walk and is attempting a difficult challenge to raise awareness to help find a cure for this devastating disease. Our boys face difficult challenges everyday living with Duchenne. We hope Tyler will inspire people to donate so we can continue to fund research until there is a cure for Duchenne.
We wish Tyler and Kevin a wonderful trip. Enjoy your adventure. Have fun, stay warm and be safe! Thank you for all you do for the Duchenne community.
Visit www.cureduchenne.org/goto/Tyler to donate to Tyler’s climb and raise money to fund Duchenne research.