Compassion “above and beyond” Mt. Everest

Karen Parman and the other cancer survivors who trekked to Mt. Everest’s base camp forged an amazing bond of friendship (see her story on pages 10-14 of the August 24, 2011 Christian Renewal). Members of the group, known as the “Above and Beyond Cancer” team, made their historic trek in April of 2011, but have … Continue reading Compassion “above and beyond” Mt. Everest

Karen Parman: Climbing mountains, facing fear

Two months before Karen Parman trekked up Mt. Everest in Nepal, she posted on Facebook a picture of a primitive swinging bridge with this status line: Cancer was scary, but these suspension bridges I will have to face FREAK ME OUT!" Karen, a member of Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Pella, IA, was one of … Continue reading Karen Parman: Climbing mountains, facing fear