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This item is a picture of 41 year old hiker Stacey Kozel, the first quadriplegic to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. At 19 she was diagnosed with Lupus and in her case, the disease attacked her spinal cord. Her disease taught her to live everyday to the fullest and she wants to have no regrets. So with an exoskeleton and her braces, she hiked the entire trail.
Children, one with skeletal symptoms of rickets, stand on a porch near Wadesboro, N.C.
A Nicholson Hollow church's cornerstone reveals the state of some Shenandoah Mountain buildings
According to the Resettlement Administration's photographer, this girl of about sixteen had the mentality of a child of seven.
The little brown bats are one of the bat species that are being threatened by a fungus known as White-Nose Syndrome. Before they were affected by the fungus, they used to be one of the most common bat species that lived on the north east of United States. But now their population is causing them to be endangered and are being threatened into extinction.
Cornstalks sit in the yard of this Appalachian home- a reminder of the corn-based diet of the majority of mountain residents.