Less than five months after two partial knee replacements, Jeff King, a former patient of Nanticoke Health Services Joint Camp, spent a week pushing his body to extreme limits as he

climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

King, formerly of Hartly and now residing in Saratoga Springs, Utah, completed the hike in September. The journey took seven days and King reached the top elevation of 19,341 feet at Uhuru Peak, Tanzania, Africa’s highest peak.

After knee pain prompted him to see a specialist in Utah, King did some research and, after consulting with his former physician, Nanticoke orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Piccioni, for a second opinion, found out he was a good candidate for partial knee replacement.

King is retired from the city of Dover Police Department after 20 years and currently works as a federal police officer with the Department of Defense in Utah.

“I like to hike, I like to bike, I like to keep moving,” King said. “I would not be able to do these things without pain if it was not for Dr. Piccioni and the team at Nanticoke.”

For more, call 629-6611, ext. 5105, or visit nanticoke.org/jointcamp.