-Amputee Advocate Fundraising for Mandy Horvath- 
Thank you for considering a donation towards my cause!


Who has access to the funds, & how is it known they will they be used responsibly? 

 Mandy Horvath and John Hooser will have access to the funding. Specific permissions or group consensus from each board member, per purchase, is required prior to ANY monetary withdrawl. 

-Frequently Asked Questions-
05/13/2021- $2,968.00

Why do you have so many funding platforms active? 

Marketing is all about networking. Various platforms means various audiences and new opportunities for visibility! Check back here for an updated total- it isn't a secret. 

When are you announcing the mountain?  

Apr. 05-21 I will make an announcement across all platforms with all the details! 

When are you going to announce the charities/organizations of benefit? 

The end of May!!!

Why don't you work to pay for all of this trip & your own running blades? 

Crawling 50+ miles on your arms, is a LOT of work. Training, conditioning, acclimatizing and planning an international mountain ascent, is a LOT more work. I am also a full time student at UCCS. I commit to community service outreach local in Colorado Springs- Colorado, I offer peer support, work on various freelance projects & I am avidly focusing on prosthetic therapies that allow me to be ambulatory. I do work, just not the kind that is profitable, to me, yet.

What do you get out of this Mandy? 

I get to help other people, inspire other people, raise awareness and funding for charities in desperate need, ill likely acquire some cuts and bruises, clothes and gloves ill put holes in crawling, very sore shoulders & arms, a really cool experience and title of being the first woman to do so safely, and successfully (hopefully).  

Will you be going alone? 

I will be accompanied by Edward John Drake, and Francis Cronin, see their profiles below! This is still subject to change, stay tuned!

How can we (donors) stay involved? 

Follow here & on social media. There will be live satellite tracking you may access to monitor my progression!  

Can I send a check or cash instead of an online transfer? 

Yes! Please contact me by email: lifeproofbionicwoman@gmail.com 

 A seperate P.O. Box will be established soon.

How long will these platforms remain live for donations? 

All of these platforms will be CLOSED for donations by MAY 31 2021! Secured funding is needed immediately.  

What if something changes in planning and the mountain attempt isnt possible? 

In the scenario that I would be unable to travel and attempt the mountain, funds raised will go directly to the purchase of prosthetic running blades.

Direct PayPal Link:

-Teammates, Board Members, & Climb Affiliates- 
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It is an absolute pleasure to introduce you to our expedition guide leaders,

Carel Verhoef and his wife (& physiotherapist) Sally Grierson!

Carel and Mandy have been working closely together in planning this climb over the last year,

he is highly experienced and knowledgeable. To learn more visit www.conservationthroughtourism.com !

This pair also works closely with: KILI to Coast, Serengeti Show Live, 7 Summits Africa, & The Great Migration Camps!

Edward John Drake
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Mr. Drake is the Founder of Good Complex, LLC- a distinguished production company and a member of the WGAW. Edward Drake is an award-winning writer & director based in Los Angeles. Born in Australia, Drake started as an assistant to Mark Romanek and Academy Award- winning Producer Michael Sugar at Anonymous Content.  Drake has been recognized for his work across film and television.  

Drake is the winner of the Austin Film Festival’s 2020 Screenwriting Award (Dramatic) for The Young Woman. A member of the WGA West, Drake’s feature-film credits include American Siege, Broil, Breach, Cosmic Sin, Apex, and more.



Francis Cronin

Francis Cronin is an Irish born-and-raised standup comedian, actor, writer, producer and a Veteran in the Irish Army, where he served as a UN Quick Reaction Forces Soldier.  He first achieved national acclaim for his humorous adventure sketch videos on his YouTube channel 'GlowPunk.'

In 2012 Francis won the 'People's Choice Award' at the WAFF Awards in Ireland, and received an 'Honorary Headcase Award' in 2013. Francis was also nominated for an 'Outsider - Person of the Year Award' in 2013 for his documentary series about living in a tent for his entire final year of university. In 2019, Francis became the newest ambassador for Homeless Health Care Los Angeles.

Francis has performed standup comedy in French, Spanish and English across the US and Europe. Francis received a Full-Scholarship at the prestigious Stella Adler Academy of Acting, a conservatory in the heart of Hollywood, where he refined his acting craft.

His latest endeavor, 'Rough Set,' combines his military survival training, acting skills, standup comedy chops and street smarts to raise money for the homeless of Ireland & LA.



Laffrey Witbrod

Laffrey Witbrod is an award-winning cinematographer and storyteller who has over 15 years' experience shooting movies, TV shows, and documentaries. Films Witbrod has lensed include American Siege (Bruce Willis), The Offer (Sam Li), and the award winning LGBTQ documentary Cecil & Carl. Recent projects have taken him to Beijing, Mexico, Iceland, and New Zealand, and he's worked with American Airlines, National Geographic, and ABC. Witbrod enjoys telling stories of inclusion that amplify a diversity of perspectives and reflect his sense of adventure and community. As an extra bonus there is always chocolate in his pocket which he is willing to share.


Sea R. Glassman is a poly-hyphenate; a creator, teacher and speaker who explores the mysteries of imagination to uncover the soul’s purpose and work, as writer, actor or activist.  A frequent Guest Lecturer in writing for Sustainability at Santa Monica College, Ms. Glassman teaches students to explore their personal narratives to create a path forward as real time-and-space activists. She teaches acting in her mystery school, Soul Emergence; the Actor’s Process as Spiritual Path.

 Sea is Artistic Director of Theatre of the Obsessed,  a bold producer, director, playwright and performance artist who frequently busts the fourth wall and urges audience participation, tackling such classical roles in history and literature as Ma Joad in Grapes of Wrath, Molly Bloom in Ulysses, the Murderer in EA Poe’s Telltale Heart, and such improvised characters for podcasts as Dorothy Parker and the fictitious “Madame Zoltair”. Pre-pandemic, she toured the West Coast with 18 performances of her musical Work In Progress, THE MIRROR.

Sea is currently developing two musicals and a limited TV Series, and continues to work as a writing consultant. She is a painter, poet, and visionary who assists companies and individuals to find, expand and thrive towards a future in harmony with themselves and the planet.

On Facebook & Linked In  as Sea R Glassman

On Twitter and Instagram @seaglasswoman


Sea Glassman
John Hooser

Email: Handhikinghelper@gmail.com 

If you have any additional questions regarding events, fundraising, partnerships, or this climb particularly- John is the person to ask in the event you cannot reach me!  

Megan Holmes
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Megan Holmes is my personal wellness coach, she has known me for roughly 4 years! She and her daughter Hazel have accompanied me to the summit of the Incline a few times and on occasion she has also been known to help me alter my clothes with her ever-talented variety of skills!

Ling Li

Ling Li is a remarkable woman that is highly accomplished in mountaineering & travel as an agent for Worldwide Adventures! She will be helping me with conditioning and acclimatization at elevation as well as travel arrangements for this endeavor!  If you're interested to see how she might be able to help you with your next adventure contact: ling@worldwide-adv.com

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Daniel Pond is a United States Veteran and experienced mountaineer. In 2018, he is the mountaineer that made Pikes Peak a possibility for me, just by believing in me and carrying my pack. For this climb, he has been helping me with some easy training and assembly of a gear list that will help to ensure my success. 

It takes a village, there are several more not pictured/mentioned here!