HeroesClimb #nameamountain Winner Is...

Posted by Vince Poscente on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 @ 02:56 PM

On Father's Day, surrounded by family and friends, David Maish, was notified that he will have a mountain, in the Himalayas, named after him.

The HeroesClimb is about celebrating everyday heroes who climb their own personal mountains. The promotion involved over a dozen finalists who ranged from people dedicated to finding a 2020 cure for ALS, cancer survivors, to children who have overcome profound adversity.

Heroes among us have a number of things in common:

  • They keep climbing. That's what heroes do.
  • Heroes know adversity is behind them.
  • Their disposition is not defined by pessimism. Instead, heroes are eternally optimistic.
  • Heroes among us lead by example, no matter who's watching. Their actions inspire and motivate others. 
  • Heroes avoid ever feeling the weight of regrets.

Each nomination came from a person personally inspired by their own everyday hero.


David Conn, from Dallas, TX nominated Henderson, KY native, Mr. Maish with this description:

"Heroes protect and inspire. David Maish has protected the human spirit and is an inspiration to live a balanced and passionate life. David Maish's inspiration has taught me and others to embrace everything life delivers, good or bad. And, to live with a passionate spirit to make the world better.

Such an easy choice for so many, but would your choice be as simple if...
- a High School sports injury leaves you a quadriplegic
- your fiancé’s life is taken by a drunk driver in a head on collision
- an archaic time where College graduates with disabilities are repeatedly denied job opportunities
- you’re diagnosed with untreatable liver cancer and undergo invasive extraction surgery
- couple that with the day before you are admitted for surgery, your father is killed in a car accident.

A hero like David Maish chooses to:
- Let no obstacle discourage an unbendable spirit.
- Completes his college degree.
- Become a successful business owner.
- Grow a beautiful family with is wife and daughter.
- Defeat cancer.
- All the while, find each day a chance to share laughter, smile and inspiration.

To know David Maish is to know how to live a passionate and positive life. He is not only my hero, he is a hero to all who know, admire and love him."

On behalf of the 10 people attempting to summit an unclimbed mountain on July 4th, 2016, we wish all nominees a heartfelt congratulations on the example you set. You inspire us. Our primary plan is to summit and return safely having named:

Maish Mountain

In the heart of the Himalayas.


Tags: Inspirational