by Chris Bodenner

Many readers were moved by this post. One writes:

God damn it. I am a 45-year-old ex-paratrooper, have sea kayaked through hurricane gale waves, hiked in West Africa, almost died from malaria, almost died from dysentery, almost drowned off the Carolina coast, had a son born with a birth defect that almost killed him and put us through 18 months of hell. Life has thrown a ton of shit at me and here I am, reading that story and balling my eyes out. Damn you and thanks.

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