Lisa Oakley loved living in Craig, Colorado. Deer roamed the backyard, and every summer, she and a buddy would take her 16-foot camp boat out on the reservoir, where they’d fish for pike and smallmouth bass.

In recent years, diabetes complications had curtailed her outdoors activities, but in a city four miles from end to end, she still reveled in Craig’s small-town friendliness. She felt at home. More than that, she felt accepted. 

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