USMC SGT. Kirstie Ennis takes on Everest!

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Kirstie Ennis Takes on Everest!The Highest Mountain on the Planet

Retired Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, a 2017 home recipient who serves as our lead ambassador, is climbing Mount Everest!

UPDATE: Congratulations Kirstie! Nearly 30 days climbing Everest and 600 feet from the top! We couldn’t be prouder!

“Despite the difficult decision to turn back, Kirstie’s determination and courage were evident throughout this demanding climb. Her accomplishments are a testament to her valor and indomitable spirit she has demonstrated throughout her military service and in her personal life. While she did not reach the summit on this occasion, her resilience and willingness in the face of so much adversity for so long serves as an inspiration to us all. It will be enjoyable to watch where her journey in life leads her next. On behalf of all of us at Building Homes for Heroes, we’re all so proud of her and we can’t wait see her soon.

Thank you for all of your enthusiasm, compassion and support for Kirstie and for all of our heroes.”

Andy Pujol, Founder, CEO and Proud Volunteer of Building Homes for Heroes


The Password is: KEverest23

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Retired Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, a 2017 home recipient who serves as our lead ambassador is preparing this month to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world above sea level!

Kirstie suffered severe injuries and lost her left leg after a military helicopter crash in June 2012 in Afghanistan. After multiple surgeries and recovery, she has participated in a variety of adaptive sports and is the first female amputee to summit Aconcagua Mountain in Argentina.

Support from Building Homes for Heroes: Kirstie has not been defined by her struggles, but by the way she has heroically overcome them. In 2017, we gifted her a home in the mountains of Colorado. Four years later, we supported her climb of Denali in Alaska, the highest peak in North America.

Zoom in: Kirstie has continued to inspire by climbing the six of the world’s tallest mountains: Denali, Aconcagua in South America, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Vinson in Antarctica, Elbrus in Europe and Mount Carstensz in Asia – unimaginably, she has done this all using a prosthetic leg.

The Big Picture: We are honored to support Kirstie and all veterans who are reaching new heights. They have made tremendous sacrifices for our country and, with help from you and other donors and partners, we are committed to giving these heroes a safe and comfortable place to call home where they can continue to pursue their dreams.

What’s ahead: Please join us as we will include real-time updates here of Kirstie’s journey, plus well wishes from her friends and supporters. Also follow her daily progress across our social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and of course on

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