Donor Sister Honors Brother on Mount Kilimanjaro

May 1, 2024

“[Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro] was always something Beaux and I talked about. I am doing this for him, and I am taking him with me. That I’m sure of.”

~ Savanna Hill, Beaux Hill’s sister

May 1, 2024 will forever hold a special place for one sister on a mission to honor the selfless legacy of her brother.

Savanna Hill recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain above sea level in the world. She dedicated the climb to her brother, Beaux Hill, who became a 22-year-old donor hero at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in June 2023. He saved four lives through the gifts of his heart, liver and kidneys.

Savanna’s training to reach Kilimanjaro’s summit started soon after Beaux’s passing. She was determined to ensure Beaux’s adventurous spirit lived on.

After eight months of rigorous work, she was ready to make her ascent. Savanna set off on her journey to Mount Kilimanjaro on April 26, planning to place a Donate Life flag at the mountain’s summit to honor her brother and all those who left behind unique legacies as donor heroes.

On May 1, she accomplished her goal and proudly displayed the Donate Life flag in recognition of donor heroes everywhere. The flag remains at the summit as a reminder of Beaux’s selfless gift of life.

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