Michelle Ansley Raises $10,000 for QLF in Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

By May 1, 2011 Other No Comments
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Michelle Ansley is back from the heights of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.  We’re glad she’s home safe and sound and so proud of her accomplishment and the money she has raised for Quantum Leap Farm.  Almost $10,000 has been raised so far from generous donors who have been inspired by her extraordinary effort. We hope you’ll join Michelle in fundraising for Quantum Leap’s At EASE Law Enforcement Program. Gifts toward Michelle’s Mount Kilimanjaro Climb will help underwrite Law Enforcement and other First Responders’ participation in our unique peer to peer program for stress management.  Make a secure donation right here.

Michelle Ansley Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to Raise $1.00 per foot for Quantum Leap Farm

Michelle Ansley, a recent proud graduate with a degree as a nurse practitioner, is looking for a big challenge before settling into her career.  She’s decided to take the 21st Century version of the Grand Tour–to go abroad and see the world. But Michelle, a seasoned marathoner and triathlete, wanted her version of the Tour to be a bit more strenuous than most. That’s where Mount Kilimanjaro comes in.

MichelleonMalcolmOutLoudTV_000Michelle has a long history of volunteerism, starting with AmeriCorps in the early 2000s.  In 2003, AmeriCorps introduced her to Quantum Leap Farm in Odessa and Michelle has been helping the Farm ever since. She comes to Quantum Leap whenever her busy schedule allows to assist children and adults in Quantum Leap’s therapeutic equine programs.

During her trip, Michelle wants to help Quantum Leap Farm in a whole new way.  On April 15, she flies to Africa to begin preparations for her 19,340 foot climb. Michelle is inviting friends and supporters to help her raise $1.00 per foot.  Donations to Michelle’s Mount Kilimanjaro climb will help fund participants in the Farm’s program for Law Enforcement Officers and other First Responders.  Make a contribution now at the Make a Donation button below–and let us know your gift is for Michelle’s climb for First Responders.

AnneDimennandEdiecopyAs a medical professional, Michelle knows that the emotional well-being of First Responders is often overlooked.  With the recent tragic events in the Bay Area, Michelle many Officers are experiencing primary or secondary post-traumatic stress which can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Quantum Leap Farm’s At E.A.S.E. Law Enforcement Program focuses on early intervention and prevention of the Disorder, enabling First Responders to continue their very important work of saving lives.

Michelle says that whenever the thought of her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro feels daunting, she reflects, “Knowing that I am raising money for Quantum Leap Farm and its incredible programs will help me to get to my goal–“The Rooftop of Africa.”

Quantum Leap Farm wants to thank Malcolm Out Loud TV for showcasing Michelle and her Mount Kilimanjaro climb at their studios in Tampa on Tuesday, March 29.