Andries Botha was born in South Africa but his mother died when he was 2, his surrogate mother died when he was 6 and his father died when he was 17. Despite these setbacks, or maybe because of them, Andries never gave up on his dreams, even in the face of many, many setbacks. He eventually became a doctor and surgeon and then moved to northern Canada, finally settling in Alberta and becoming a valued servant to the local community, using his athletic endurance and prowess to raise funds for community causes. Dr Botha is a sought after speaker on life fulfillment and helps people -- from kids to seniors -- redefine their limits and follow their dreams. On his website you can find video of his climb of Everest and many other inspirational features.