Summary:. This is the true story of blind hiker Sue Ellen Lockwood as told by her brother and (for twenty-five years) her caregiver. It combines inspiration and adventure as this former physical education teacher deals with the complications of diabetes: blindness, kidney failure and finally an above-knee amputation. Blind, she goes backpacking on the southern Appalachian Trail with her 80 year-old mother, and hiking to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon with her Leader Dog for the Blind. After suffering kidney failure on a remote island in Canada, and being placed on kidney dialysis, she helps support Karen Berger on her first long-distance backpack – a trek of the Continental Divide Trail. With improved kidney function she is able to do short backpacks on the Pacific Crest Trail, breaking a leg in the High Sierras and then hiking on with crutches.
Looks like an incredible story. I'd love to read a review by anyone who's read it!