By Lojayn Eissa
Jarah Al-Hawamdeh is a 22-year-old refugee, cancer survivor, and amputee that just managed to climb the 5,380 meters Mount Everest base camp. “With this climb, I will prove anything is possible” states the cancer survivor.
He is one of six children born to refugee parents at Al-Jofeh in Jordan’s South Amman and his childhood dream of becoming a professional mountaineer took a back seat when he was diagnosed with bone cancer at 15 years of age and amputating his leg was the only way to save his life.
His illness did not stop him from attending his school and when the administration noticed his commitment they moved all of his classes to the ground floor, and adjusted the bathroom, so he can still use them in his wheelchair. Now he is paying back by raising 1$ million dollars to save his school from shutting down.
He previously climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015 with a message for cancer patients that: “nothing is impossible”.