AKA's mom to climb mountains for Kairo

By  | Jul 22, 2015, 09:16 AM

Lynn Forbes has decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of her granddaughter, Kairo Owethu Forbes. The first-time granny took to DJ Zinhle's blog to share how the little girl has inspired her. 

She wrote: "For as long as I can remember my biggest dream has been to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. I have imagined every detail of this adventure since I was in primary school..." She said she kept postponing this dream as the years went by. 

However, things changed after the baby girl was born. Lynn explained: "Two weeks ago when I held Kairo, my granddaughter, for the first time, I looked at her and the first thought that came into my head was this: 'I will climb Kilimanjaro before I turn 50, not for anyone but myself, because I want to teach you to have big dreams, set goals and see them through'. Since then not a day has passed without me doing something about my dream..."

She added: "Dreams are free and they are easy. I needed a trigger to turn my dream into a goal. The birth of my granddaughter provided that trigger. Kairo has become my inspiration for achieving my goal… Kairo and Madiba…" 

Read the rest of the post on the blog here.

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