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Welcome

Welcome to the website of Climbing for Renal Health. So far, my life has brought me through many extreme experiences which in turn have defined my personality: I am an extreme person who enjoys doing everything to the limit.

I have always wanted to help others, as I’m doing through this initiative, and life has shown me the way to do that. A kidney condition changed how I lived my life, and now I only want to share with you the passion that I have for living, helping and climbing. When you have kidney disease it can seem that you are swimming against the current. This is unquestionably difficult, but while I was “swimming” I realized that many things become clear, many things began to make sense, and finally, I decided to help myself.

Climbing for Renal Health has two goals. The first is to break the world record for climbing for someone who has had a kidney transplant. Doing this will spread awareness about the foundation and the importance of funding and otherwise helping our cause. The second goal is to collect the necessary funds to help children who have kidney disease and are waiting for a transplant. I want to offer them better life chances through medical grants.

I will share my adventures with you, in hopes that you will take a moment—and a little of your own resources—and help me climb. Climbing can’t be stopped, just like you can’t stop someone from living. So, celebrate life, live to the max and climb with me…climb with a mission for renal health. For every expedition we will seek sponsors who will help us build up and maintain the funds that allow us to give medical grants to children.

Support Team

Meet the specialists who have assisted me in my fight to the summit. Luis Rosito: Physical Trainer Licensed in psychology from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala, Luis has a postgraduate degree in sport from Vasil Levski University. He was a member of the Scientific Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation. Now, heRead More

Willpower

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Since I was a child I have always heard that with “willpower” we can achieve our objectives. But when I was a child and adolescent I never thought about what willpower really was. Now, I’m about to turn 33 and I ask myself, “What is willpower?”

Since we’re here in the age of the Internet, I Googled it and found that the meaning of willpower is curious: I couldn’t find one concrete definition.

A mountaineering friend said, “Willpower is a myth; what moves us is the desire/interest to achieve something.”

I desire various things; just so, a child living in poverty may desire an education but the simple fact of that desire won’t bring him to achieve it.

Among the definitions of willpower I found this:

What is will? It is the faculty of a human being to govern his or her actions.

What is power? It is force or authority.

Is it then, that willpower is the ability of a human being to govern his or her actions with authority or force?

This is to say, I want, I can and at the end I will achieve it. But this definition doesn’t mention discipline or what discipline has to do with being able to reach your goals. It’s a given that if I don’t follow a plan or exercise discipline or perseverance, I will not achieve those goals. In fact, not following a plan is the same as self-sabotage.

What’s more, I believe applying willpower requires the following steps:

  1. Selecting an objective
  2. Creating a plan of attack
  3. Following the plan.
  4. ***Always using discipline***

Willpower can take some time to appear in steps 1 and 2, but when you get to step 3, it has to come quick and fast.

For me, willpower worked this way: I said I wanted to break the world record, I am preparing physically and mentally to do so, and I will do it! Because I have faith in myself and in what I can achieve.

I’ll let you think a bit on your own definition of willpower

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I was born to and grew up in a typical family, with brothers and both parents. The story of my life was not much different from my friends’ stories growing up. I made mistakes, like all people, but I learned many things from those mistakes, along with the normal punches that life throws atRead More