At lunch along the 190 East trail a car stopped and a very nice lady approached our group. She had seen a news story about Steph on the local TV station and wanted to come meet Steph.
She spoke to Mark and the group for about 15 minutes. She explained that she has a special needs child who is 23 years old. She asked Mark to stop at the nearby town of Elton to meet the Mayor, enjoy some refreshments and speak to her son. Of course Mark obliged.
After she left the group, we were all sitting around amazed at the impact Mark has made on strangers along the route. Mark sensed our contemplations and quipped “I am Forest Frickin’ Gump.”
No Mark… allow me to publicly correct you. You are Mark Frickin’ Stephan!