Boyea making Kilimanjaro trek for diabetes
Krystal Boyea is off to Tanzania today on a mission to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, for the cause of diabetes.
She makes a stop in London to pick up the remainder of the gear needed for the expedition before flying to Nairobi and then Tanzania.
Boyea joins nine other Type 1 diabetics from around the world chosen to make the climb which is being sponsored by the international drug company Sanofi Diabetes.
She has also received local sponsorship from SOL Barbados, Sagicor General, Health-Smart Planning, Diagnostic Radiology Group, CGI Insurance Co., Blades and Company and Digicel.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION on the eve of her departure, Krystal said that while she felt “good” physically, the nerves were building.
“I am a bundle of emotions – nervous, excited, beginning to feel the pressure,” she said.
These are emotions she will have to calm by next Friday when the group begins the seven-day trek up the nearly 6 000-metre mountain, Africa’s highest.
Boyea is expected to return to Barbados on September 8. (GC)