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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.

Collection:

Hikers


Date:

20/11/16

Creator:

Craig Walker, a photographer for ESPN

Subject

Hikers with Disabilities

Contributor

Jackie McLaughlin

Format

None recorded.

Source:

None recorded.

Rights

None recorded.

Citation

Craig Walker, a photographer for ESPN, “Paralyzed Hiker on the Appalachian Trail,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed September 28, 2022, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/290.
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