From Wendy Parker, Overdrive:
Y’all remember ol’ Cargo?
In mid-December, somewhere close to Yearington, Nev., during his on-foot trek bound from South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Holly “Cargo” Harrison had a heart attack.
Luckily, he was able to obtain emergency medical care and was flown to Reno, Nev., with what turned out to be a 100 percent blockage in his left coronary artery. Doctors didn’t give a huge amount of support to Cargo in his desire to continue a 30-mile-a-day hike.
Of course, a guy who has walked from the tip of South America to Reno, Nev., doesn’t get that far giving up, and he didn’t.