Before she left for Tanzania to tackle climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Lise Crapella of Suffern wrote about her son Charlie in a profile posted on an American Cancer Society website. Charlie was just 27 when he died of a rare form of lymphoma. His mother, who will turn 60 soon, was making the climb with others who have lost loved ones to raise money to fight their killer. “Charlie lived life to the fullest in spite of his illness and chemotherapy,” Crapella wrote. “He was always ready to meet a challenge head on and had tremendous inner strength.” Crapella has always said that when she’s competed in about 25 marathons, several triathlons and two 70-mile Ironman events, Charlie has always been in her thoughts. She also wrote that “Charlie would have joined me in a second” for the climb, which amounts to a steep three-mile hike from a camp to the 19,636-foot summit.
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