Is this photo of me pretty? No. Could there be any more dirt under my fingernails? Probably not (after all, it was eight days of not showering, hiking 38 miles, and hitting 19,341 feet along the way). But I’m happy about summitting Kilimanjaro to fight cancer and honor many loved ones, family, and friends who have fought against this disease. In the end, that’s what counts. Many thanks to Mona Patel for the photo!