Below is from Jean "Mutha Merc" Trousdale. I'm posting it here to help a fellow Highpointer complete an endevor.
Have a good one,
As some of you know, Miriam is a Highpointer. She has had very tough time getting a guide that would take a deaf MS climber up Denali, but she’s finally going! Help support her simply by voting for her. Spread the word among other Highpointers if you have a few extra minutes to forward this. Denali is her 50th Highpoint! Miriam has a book coming out this fall and I am currently working with her so that the Merc can carry it.
See you all at NC-12006!
"Hello to all of you who are fond of Miriam and eagerly follow her endeavors of 'keep going' mountain climbing in spite of having MS and being deaf. Please go online to vote for Miriam. Hilary submitted an essay of less than 100 words outlining Miriam's accomplishments and it is one of the 10 finalists at the Energizer battery web site: http://www.energizer.com
Please click on this link, then go to the BOTTOM LEFT
of your screen."
Click on "View all Promotions/Sponsorships" This takes you to the 2nd page.
Scroll down to the gold coin with the bunny "Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame"
Click "Enter or Nominate Someone Today"
You will see a photo of Miriam Richards. If you put your cursor on Miriam's photo, the essay will show up under her picture. Please vote for Miriam. LIMIT ONLY 1 VOTE PER HOUSEHOLD
or your vote will not count. You do not have to give any personal information, just vote. SIMPLE!
If Miriam has the most votes, she will receive $10,000 enabling her to pay back her loans for her Denali Alaska climb.
If Miriam wins, Hilary will designate "Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind" to receive $5,000 donation for "Seabeck WA annual Deaf Blind Retreats" where Miriam and Hilary volunteer.
Deadline July 31, 2006 and please share your many friends and vote more.