Sue and Gretja Otten - Mother & Daughter Hiking the Appalachian Trail for Parkinson's Research

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Sue and Gretja Otten are a mother and daughter team who are thru hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for Parkinson's research in honor of their husband/father, Ron.

I met up with them on October 2nd while they were in Pennsylvania, nearly halfway done with the trail.

I apologize that it took me a while to release this. (I'm not an audio-engineer and had to figure some stuff out to get the sound right.) So, at the time I'm releasing this (November 3), they're already through Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Over the last 104 days, they've completed 1,329.7 miles, which leaves only 864.6 miles to go to their finish line on Springer Mountain in Georgia!

Gretja and Sue share what life is like on the trail, lessons learned and most importantly, WHY they're doing this.

Personally, I can't imagine what it must be like to take on such an incredible adventure with either of my parents.

But one day, I hope I have the opportunity to do something like this with my son, Max.

Huge thanks to Gretja and Sue for taking on such an incredible endeavor, inspiring all of us, and for supporting the Michael J. Fox Foundation-- a cause that many of our members know is very close to my heart.

Please check out Gretja and Sue on YouTube here:

If you'd like to donate to their Team Fox Fundraiser, please click here:


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