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Walk therapy

After losing child to cancer, mother finds solace, fitness at her feet

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Photographs by Nikki Dawes

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Walk therapy Illustration

The last time I set foot in a gym (before last month) was September 2015 when, full of anticipation and a tentative hope for the future, I was determined to lose the 25 pounds I'd gained since my daughter's cancer diagnosis in 2012.

Ana Dooley was 15 when she posed for her final school picture. The daughter of blogger Jacqueline Dooley died of cancer March 22.

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