Amputee veteran conquers one of the world’s tallest mountains

A Navy veteran who went through 78 surgeries after an IED blast in Iraq successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
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The veteran and amputee conquering one of the world's tallest mountains, letting nothing hold him back. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzalez. Reporter: Doc Jacobs has seen a lot of tough days. The marine and Navy veteran losing his leg, several fingers and toes in an ied blast in Iraq in 2005. Getting through the 78 surgeries that followed and recently, one more that was voluntary. I donated a kidney to a random person. Reporter: But the 34-year-old marathoner says none of his challenges have quite rivalled this -- It's cold and it's windy. Reporter: Setting out to climb mt. Kilimanjaro. The bronze star recipient first trying to tackle the tallest free standing mountain in the world in 2018, altitude sickness stopping him early. I wanted to just get to the top and do as much as I can in honor of my Marines that didn't make it home. Reporter: That drive sending him back last week. Love you, brothers. This is for you. Reporter: Struggling for several grueling days up the more than 19,000 feet, and this time -- Highest point. Reporter: He made it. Overcoming his greatest obstacle yet. It was really emotional. It just drives me to continue to show the world that, you know what? Yeah, I may be missing my leg, but I can climb mt. Kilimanjaro and I can do everything else everybody else can. Marci Gonzalez, ABC news, Remember that name -- doc Jacobs. So inspiring. We thank Marci for that story.

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