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Rachel Smith Ready To Make 'Pilgrimage' - Brevard NC


Last updated 8/8/2016 at 5:46pm

Rachel Smith, seen here at DuPont State Recreational Forest, will begin her quest in September. (Courtesy photo)

Rachel Smith is more than a survivor.

Nearly 25 years after suffering sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 33, the Transylvania County resident is celebrating life by walking more than 500 miles through France and Spain to complete the Camino de Santiago, one of the most important Christian pilgrimages since the Middle Ages.

This September, Smith will begin her journey in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in southwestern France and finish at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.

She hopes to cover the distance in about six weeks.

Smith is embarking on this "amazing...

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