A nurse in Wilmington is climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Thea Nunez is currently training to for the longest hike of her life. The 36-year-old mother of two is a type 1 diabetic and a registered nurse at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. In June, she will attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with several other diabetics from around the world.

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