Climb the Mountain
On October 12, 2007, a young soldier was injured in Afghanistan, suffering severe traumatic brain injury, spine shattered in three places, and numerous internal injuries. For the next two years, as he was moved from Bagram to Germany to Walter Reed to Palo Alto and finally home to Washington State, his family never left his side. And throughout those years, his father wrote daily emails to family and friends, chronicling the journey from a dusty road in Afghanistan to the snowy summit of Mt. Rainier.