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Tuesday parade in Bayfield honor Lori Schneider, the first with MS to reach the peak of Mount Everest

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A parade will be held Tuesday night in Bayfield to honor Lori Schneider, the first with multiple sclerosis to reach the peak of Mount Everest.


Folks in Bayfield will honor their newest hometown hero on Tuesday night. A parade and a community celebration are planned for Lori Schneider, who recently became the first person with multiple sclerosis to reach the top of Mount Everest.

She returned to Wisconsin this week, spending time with her father in Janesville.

Schneider said she feels fine. But her voice is much deeper, as the result of a Khumbu cough.

That's common, though, after breathing oxygen from a tank at extremely high altitudes.

Schneider reached the world's tallest peak on May 23, but she only spent 10 minutes there, because of the sub-zero temperatures and 60 mph winds.

Everest was the final leg of a personal quest to reach the summits in all seven continents.

Schneider was diagnosed 10 years ago with multiple sclerosis.

She says she never forgets those who struggle with the condition, many of whom find every step to be a challenge.