Overcoming Obstacles To Take Journey Of A Lifetime

Overcoming Obstacles To Take Journey Of A Lifetime


A SERIES OF SETBACKS IS NOT STOPPING A SACRAMENTO WOMAN WHO IS DETERMINED TO TAKE A STRENUOUS TRIP THROUGH SPAIN THIS MONTH. TONIGHT WE’RE SEEING WHAT SHE’S DOING TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES THAT NEARLY COST HER HER LIFE. Reporter: SHAR VINE IS BUILDING STRENGTH FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. I’M UP FOR ADVENTURE. Reporter: 19 YEARS AGO A SNOWBOARDING ACCIDENT LEFT HER PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN. SHE CONTINUED TO LIVE AN ACTIVE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO WALK. I LOVE PUSHING MY BOUNDARIES AND TRYING NEW THINGS. Reporter: TWO YEARS AGO DOCTORS PERFORMED SURGERY TO REBUILD HER SPINE AND SHE WAS ABLE TO TAKE STEPS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 17 YEARS. IT WAS JUST SO EMOTIONAL TO GET BACK STANDING ON MY FEET AGAIN. Reporter: SHE THEN SIGNED UP FAR STRENUOUS 70-MILE TRIP THROUGH NORTHWESTERN SPAIN ALONG A TRAIL. I JUST WANTED SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO KICK MY BUTT AND PUSH MY LIMITS. Reporter: JUST AS SHE WAS PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY, SHAR WOULD SUFFER A MAJOR SETBACK, BREAKING HER LEG AND GETTING A DRUG RESISTANT INFECTION. THINGS WENT DOWNHILL QUICK AFTER THAT. Reporter: DOCTORS GAVE HER SOME SERIOUS NEWS. HE SAID WE NEED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AMPUTATING YOUR LEG. Reporter: AFTER ALL THAT WORK TO WALK AGAIN, FIGHTING TO KEEP THAT LEG WAS ANOTHER HURDLE FOR HER TO OVERCOME. I COULDN’T WRAP MY MIND AROUND THAT. I HAD LOST SO MUCH. Reporter: AFTER TWO MONTHS OF ANTIBIOTICS AND FIVE SURGERIES, SHE’S OVERCOME THE INJURY AND FIT ENOUGH TO PROCEED ON THE PILGRIMAGE THAT MANY PEOPLE TAKE FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH. DO YOU BRING ROCKS WITH YOU THAT SIGNIFY YOUR BURDENS AND AS YOU HIKE THE TRAIL YOU REFLECT AND THEN YOU DROP THE ROCKS. Reporter: SHE’S STANDING UP TO OBSTACLES AND NOT READY FOR DEFEAT. YOU’RE ALWAYS GOING TO COME UP AGAINST RESISTANCE. IF YOU CAN PUSH THROUGH, THAT YOUR DREAMS ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE. WOW. YEAH, IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY HURDLE THAT SHE CAME ACROSS, SHE KEPT PUSHING THROUGH IT. AMAZING. HER JOURNEY WILL START SEPTEMBER 29th AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE SIX DAYS.

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