Wanting to do the 7 summits, and having the means to do them, are two different things.
I agree, but this kid's father did not pay for the trip, so I don't understand the point? Most of the money was raised through sponsorship. The kid went to the effort to go raise the money (though undoubtably he had support). Why does the fact that the money was raised through sponsorship rather than mowing lawns make the accomplishment only for the father? Because he started climbing with him at a young age or encouraged him along the way, or is there another reason?
Just bear in mind, fewer people have climbed the set of 33 New Mexico county highpoints than have completed the 7 summits!
I don't doubt that. I assume that many of the New Mexico highpoints are probably not worth visiting, which is why the low numbers. I know that many of the Colorado highpoints, especially the ones in the east are not. That's a whole new topic though. (PS, the comment on county highpoints was not directed at you; only a general statement on peak list).