Citizen Hiker

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“Hiking… saved my life,” says Kelly Thrush of Tucson. The liver transplant recipient points to 16 years of poor lifestyle choices, including a junk food diet and alcohol abuse, as factors in his near-fatal health crisis and ultimate wake-up call. While thankful for his second chance, Thrush struggled with shame and finding renewed purpose. “I wrestled with a lot of different ideas and questions… Why did I get to live that day? Someone’s child died...

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