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Child Climbs Tallest Mountain in Africa For A Heartbreaking Reason

There are some amazing kiddos out there in the world. From kids invited by Ellen DeGeneres to appear on her show and share their talents, stories of goodwill, and incredible feats to ordinary children who do extraordinary things to help others. There are stories of kids who start charities and others who raise money for bus drivers down on their luck. There are some that spend all of their free time volunteering at nursing homes and animal shelters.


Each one of them is unique and special in their own way. Montannah Kenney is a seven-year-old girl from Austin, Texas who recently did something not many adults would even think about attempting: she reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.


Her mother Hollie is a former professional triathlete was talking to some friends last year about making the climb to the top of Africa’s highest peak – all 19,341 feet of it.

Montannah overheard their conversation and told her mom it was something she was interested in doing.


“I didn’t want to discount what she said, but I knew she didn’t know the magnitude so we started researching it and looking at videos,” Hollie told ABC News.

She explained, gently, to her eager daughter that the hike is difficult and that people get sick from the altitude, but Montannah was persistent.

Head to the next page for the heartbreaking reason why Montannah wanted to make the climb…