Paralyzed hiker treks 2,650 miles of Pacific Crest Trail

After struggling through intense physical therapy with her legs, Stacey Kozel successfully completed the hike trail.
1:20 | 09/18/17

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America strong. The hiker conquering 2,650 miles, but not any hiker. Here's Steve osunsami. Reporter: When she turned 19, doctors explained to Stacy that she has lupus, and she's been struggling with the disease ever since. Three years ago, it attacked her spinal cord and stole her ability to walk. I pretty much had no no mobility. Reporter: For seven months, she struggled with intense daily physical therapy. Her hard work would pay off, giving her back some strength in her arms, but not in her legs, which are permanently paralyzed. Coming out of the hospital, needing a power wheelchair, I just dreamt about getting back outdoors. Reporter: With the help of leg braces, she was able to walk out into fresh open air, and last year, she hiked the entire 2,190-mile appalachian trail. The first paralyzed hiker ever to do so. This year, she tackled another mountain. The 2,650-mile pacific crest trail. I have about 900 more miles left. Reporter: She finished that one, too. Another day, another first. Feels good. Anything's possible. I mean, you know, if someone paralyzed can hike the trail, then anything's possible. Anything's possible. Stacy and her incredible strength. We'll see you tomorrow. Good night.

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