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This Climbing Guide Works with Youth Impacted by Cancer

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From Outdoor Film FellowshipLife for My Family brings us a story about sibling bonds, trauma, and healing. After her brother’s death from esophageal cancer, Mackenzie McGrath became the program director at First Descents, a nonprofit organization that takes individuals with cancer, as well as survivors of it, into the outdoors to climb, kayak, and participate in other adventurous activities. When Mackenzie’s brother, Taurin, became sick, First Descents offered him a place in the program—but he was too ill to take part. Now Mackenzie’s commitment to helping others experience what Taurin couldn’t is her own profound way of continuing his legacy through her extraordinary work.

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