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Born weighing less than 2 pounds, Eli grows up to hike the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail

For Eli Byrn and his parents, Kathy and Mary Pat, the long, winding and unpredictable conditions of the Appalachian Trail serve as both the backdrop of Eli’s unforgettable six-month trek through the wilderness and the description of his care journey early in life.

Visit the Children’s Minnesota website to read Eli’s story.

Baby Eli