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Amputee's nationwide walk an inspiration to others

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Carol Cruise is walking across the United States sharing an inspirational message with others. Cruise is a single leg amputee who began a "prayer walk" more than eight years ago.

The founder of Faith Walk Ministries is on the final stretch of walking the entire perimeter of the country. So far, she's walked more than 9,600 miles. Cruise said her long journey is intended to be an inspiration to others.

"After a three year battle and 15 surgeries, I was determined to be better, not bitter. And I asked God to use me, as an amputee, in a way he couldn't use me with two legs. And he began to wake me up in the middle of the night with a strong impression on my heart to do a walk around the entire nation," Cruise said.

She's often accompanied on the walk with her three-legged-dog, whose nickname is "Tripod." Carol Cruise plans to finish her walk in Miami at the end of this year.

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