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Shellie Hemphill — February 25, 2020

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"I was paralyzed on my left side in 2015. After relearning to walk, battling severe depression and anxiety, I was led to Trail Dames. I needed someone to walk with to help get me out of the house. I never really liked the outdoors, or so I thought, and Trail Dames was going to be my speed and get me out of my comfort zone.

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I started with tennis shoes, one foot dragging, and my purple cane. That's just a tidbit of my story because it's so long. Lol"

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These are Shellie's own words that set the scene for her astonishing story of bravery. It will serve as an inspiration to anybody doubting their own ability to hike.

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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters - "Dance Upon This Earth"

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