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A life saved

It was more than 25 years ago. I was swimming in the Yuba River outside of Nevada City for the first time. I stopped by a group of young men from the high school. As I exhaled, the current pulled me under. One of the group reached over and grabbed my flailing arm. His name was Kim Pharis. If not for him, I wouldn’t be alive today. As I ponder my life, I often think of him. I hope he knows how grateful I am.

Lyle Zufelt

Middleton, Idaho

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