Joe reports some sad news from Everest in today's dispatch. Due to a family emergency, Liz has had to leave the mountain. A helicopter came to take her off the mountain today. She'll go back to Kathmandu and then catch a plane back to the United States. Joe wanted to go with Liz, but she encouraged him to stay and pursue this dream that they have been training for and dreaming about for so long. For the school children who are listening, Joe wants you to write about the tough decisions they had to make: If you were Liz, would you have left the mountain to be with your family? Would you have asked Joe to go with you? If you were Joe, would you stay on the mountain? Joe says he'll be sending more upbeat dispatches in the coming days, but today he's sad and thinking about how hard some good decisions are to make.
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