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A Mile in Our Shoes

documentary film

Two years in the making...

"A Mile in Our Shoes" is a unique documentary experience for those of all abilities.

Filmed in the beauty of the Delaware National Forest of Pennsylvania,

this film follows the journey of three backpackers, all living with physical challenges who have come together to hike for the very first time.  The trail takes the trio over streams and through rock filled forest as we learn about the difficulties they face walking “A Mile in Our Shoes”.

Filmed in June of 2017, the documentaries producers hope to offer a timeless look into the need to connect with nature for therapeutic reasons while demonstrating the perseverance of the human condition and the tenacious attitude that backs it up, regardless of the extra challenges. In addition to highlighting the healing power of nature, the film also offers a glimpse into the resilience and perseverance that combine with the innovative spirit to continue the pursuit of life's passions in spite of the perceived physical limitations.

T.D.H. & U.S.P.F. would like to thank the following individuals, organizations  and businesses for participating in the creation of this film. 

Special thanks to the backpackers who could not join us.

Please know that our thoughts were with you as we traveled.
Lon Diffenderfer, Jenny Casey and Omega Kimoto.


Producer/Director/Editor - Terry Craig

Narrator/Writer/Assistant Editor - Dave Deubler

On Site Interviews - Jason Hedrington

Director of Photography/Location Production Chief - Larry Deitch

Featured Backpackers -
~ Tracey Dimperio Lasslett
~ Shanna Parlock
~ TaSunka Wotagla
~ Terry Craig

U.S. Pain Foundation Liaison - Shaina Smith

Film Crew -

~ Larry Deitch
~ Jason Hedrington
~ Alan Markovitz

Logistical Support -
~ Kenny Mattes
~ Dawn Craig

Wildlife photography provided by
Annie Anderson.
Stefanie Statler

Wildlife video provided by
Charlee Breen.

Musical Contributions.

☆ Brock Davisson
• Echo in the Valley (our opening theme)
• Vagrant
~ Fan Facebook:
~ Youtube:
* Brock's album, “Outtakes from the Soul,“ is available on CD Baby iTunes and Amazon.

☆ Gaelynn Lea
• Watch the World Go By

☆ Em Baker
• Stigmatized
• Concept for The Disabled Hiker

Other contributions to the project are as follows.

The Disabled Hiker bandannas were donated by

Peerless Printery of Easton, PA.

All natural insect repellent was provided by

Turtle Moon Health

The use of the cabin was donated by

Shawn Fernsler & Robert Fernsler, Jr.

Bear Spray for the film crew was donated by Omega Kimoto. 

SD memory cards were donate by the following individuals, businesses  and organizations.

~ Geraldine & Julian Phillips... and Caesar.

~ Knock Out Pain Support Group.
Chronic pain support group for the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

Hope Marotto and Blush Cosmetic Enhancement Center

~ The Theriault family

~ Omega Kimoto

~ Kenny Mattes

~ Lucy Shepardson

~ Dawn Craig


TaSunka's training was courtesy of
Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training,
Bethlehem, PA.

Special thanks to Melissa Garon and the folks at
The Wildergimp for the inspiration, advice, and support given to TDH over the years.

Special thanks to all who have given both their time and their compassion towards this project, as well as the adaptive backpackers who desired to join us but could not due to their health and/or situation of the moment.

Special thanks also to all the good people at U.S. Pain Foundation for
all their support and kindness.

I would also like to thank my fellow backpackers Shanna and Tracey for joining me as we walked a mile in our shoes... and a few steps in each other's as well.

God bless.

Terry Craig

A Mile in Our Shoes ©2018

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