Shakya, Sameer

Sameer Shakya

High River Fire Department
Four years climbing
sshakya@highriver.ca
Twitter.com: @bwanso

There are so many different reasons I climb.  Cancer has impacted me multiple times throughout my life where I have lost loved ones, and I know the amazing role Wellspring Calgary plays in providing the resources needed for the patients and their caregivers.  In 2013, when my town – High River – was hit by the flood, I was absolutely amazed and touched by the humanity shown towards us by people from all over so this was my way of saying thank you to all of them.

Fundraising tip: Believe in the cause yourself when you are reaching out. We know these are hard times – especially in Alberta – but people are generous as long as they believe they are contributing towards a good cause.