site.btaBulgarian Heart and Kidney Transplantee Climbs Africa's Highest Peak
A Bulgarian heart and kidney transplantee climbed the highest peak in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro's Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Georgi Peev from Haskovo (South Central Bulgaria) wrote about his achievement on Facebook.
Peev reached the top with three Bulgarians early on Thursday. He dedicates this achievement to the fight for popularizing organ donation and having more transplantations in Bulgaria. "There is a point in organ donation. There is a pont in supporting Bulgarian doctors. Hopefully, I have made proud at least one family who has saved lives by donating the organs of their relative," Peev's post reads.
"This expedition was very special because for the first time in the world, a person with transplanted heart and kidney climbled Uhuru. The merit for that is the trust of Bulgarian company Exotic Tour and our Tanzanian partners Exuberant," the post also reads. Peev expends special thanks for the adventure to Ivan Maslarov from Velingrad (Southern Bulgaria).
In April, Peev became world swimming champion at the 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth, Australia. He won the gold in the 100m breaststroke in the men's 40-49 age category.