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Some walk in memory of a lost loved one, others in celebration of survival, like the 48 people walking in "JB's Brigade".
"September of 2009 I was diagnosed no with large cell lymphoma. What a shock to hear someone say you have cancer" says Jerry Baggett of Smyrna.
Baggett has been cancer free for two years now, all thanks to a stranger from Bloomfield Iowa.
"My day zero started December 21st 2010. So this December I'll be two years old thanks to Peggy Harris and her unselfish act of love. She stepped up, signed up, became a donor and saved my life" says Baggett.
12 years ago Harris was tested to see if she was a match for a girl at a her church. She wasn't, but ten years later got a call that she was a perfect match for someone nearly 600 miles away.
"We are all here to help one another, that is the reason I went. It's not the type where you give bone marrow, it's like giving blood. Couldn't be easier" explains Harris.
This weekend the two met for the first time. "It's pretty cool. Tonight it has come real for me" says Harris.
It was perfect timing, because Peggy and her husband get to walk with Jerry and his team.
"All the way here, it took about ten hours, I was thinking about what I was gonna say or do, would I need the kleenex! But when we got to motel they were trying to sneak something in our room and we met and we were thrown together fast, furious, no one was prepared, it was great" says Harris.
Jerry says meeting his match and having her here for this walk is indescribable.
There really are no words when you get to walk hand in hand with the stranger that saved your life.
"From the first time I saw her yesterday all I could do is hug her and tell her I love her and thank her for what she has done. I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for her so, she's been got a lot of hugging past couple days" says Jerry.
If you want to done or maybe want to think about a team for next year just visit http://www.lls.org/
Friday, October 12 2012, 11:40 PM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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