Stacey Kozel is paralyzed from the chest down, but that isn’t keeping her from hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail.
With an intense “You never know what the future holds if you keep going” outlook, the 41-year-old from Medina, Ohio is 900 miles into her hike from Georgia to Maine.
She is using computer-generated leg supports that tell her when to bend and straighten her legs.
She started her adventure on March 24, two years after a car accident left her paralyzed, and triggered her teenage onset lupus.
Despite the fact that only one in four people complete the Appalachian Trail, Kozel wanted to take control of her life, and at least make the attempt. And she’s gone so much further than many.