Note: The following is an excerpt from a press release from Octapharma USA. Read the full press release here.
Octapharma Partnership with Mountain Climber will Culminate with Release of Documentary Bombardier Blood Later This Year
Mountain climber Chris Bombardier of Denver, Co., became the first hemophiliac to climb the Seven Summits of the world on Jan. 6, with his successful climb of Mount Vinson in Antarctica, a journey made possible with a grant from Octapharma USA. The Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent, are a feat just over 400 people can claim.
Octapharma USA also sponsored Bombardier’s climb in 2017 up Mount Everest, the historic mountain in Nepal. Octapharma’s partnership with the mountain climber also includes sponsorship of Bombardier Blood, a documentary scheduled for release later this year that will tell his inspirational story.
Octapharma USA President Flemming Nielsen said that Bombardier’s journey has inspired thousands of people around the world.
“Chris has shown all of us that anything is possible if we keep working toward our dreams,” said Nielsen. “Everyone at Octapharma congratulates Chris on this incredible accomplishment. It has been an honor for Octapharma to support his mission and we want him to know that our team has been cheering him on with every step of this incredible journey.”
Editing for Bombardier Blood will wrap in the spring, according to Believe Limited CEO Patrick James Lynch, the documentary’s director and a filmmaker with severe Hemophilia. Bombardier Blood highlights the disparity in health care in Nepal using Bombardier’s recent Everest summit as a backdrop.
Read the full press release here.