For three challenging decades, Phil and Cindy Timp have moved mountains in the life of their special daughter, Beth, who was born with a complex syndrome that threatened to blow up their world. Instead, Beth established a blueprint for courage that drove her parents to turn her life of severe disabilities into one that is now spectacularly decorated!
End of story? Not so.
Just when the Timps thought they'd more than met their deductible on the pain that life can deliver, Mount Everest rose up again before them – this time more menacing than ever with a terminal illness diagnosis. How would Phil and Cindy react? Would life finally overwhelm them? Or would "Silver Linings" suddenly emerge as an even more uplifting and rewarding path to take in this journey we call life?
“In this special life where Mount Everest seems to always be out in front of me, I have gained the perspective that the greatest Silver Lining of all is God’s complete intervention in every moment of my life!”
~ Phil Timp
We should all be so courageous as Phil Timp
Often, the greatest courage is exhibited by those who must fight the enemy within.
Just ask Bristol native Phil Timp, who lives each and every day with a body that fights against him, throwing incurable, infuriating obstacles across his every movement.
Phil Timp likens battling Lou Gehrig's Disease to climbing Mount Everest
Less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Phil Timp likens the battle to climbing Mount Everest.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks the body’s motor neurons, causing degeneration of the brain and spinal cord.
Local man not letting Lou Gehrig’s disease curb his desire to motivate
The scientific name is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short. In the United States, most people know it as Lou Gehrig’s disease. And more than 70 years after the beloved New York Yankee first baseman died from this little understood neuro-muscular condition.