Challenges and wilderness

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The first time I tried snow skiing, I was in high school. I stood at the base of the bunny hill and watched a fellow student with one leg jump up on a ski lift, ride up to the top of the mountain, and race down to the bottom. I thought, “Man, I’m nervous about skiing and I’ve got two legs.” So, up I went, and made it to the bottom without falling.

Laurie Hoirup, President of the Association of California State Employees with Disabilities and author of “I Can Dance; My Life With A Disability” has a form of muscular dystrophy, but it hasn’t stopped her from camping, dancing, raising children and heading up high profile agencies.

Also, we celebrate The Wilderness Act.

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