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Linda Walker at her home in Morganton, NC. Walker, who was struck by lightning as a child while at camp, has reconnected with the friend who saved her. Travis Dove/NPR hide caption

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50 Years After She Was Struck By Lightning, Reconnecting With The Girl Who Saved Her

For our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Linda Walker, who was struck by lightning at Girl Scout camp in 1967, with Laurie Luna, the "buddy" who saved Walker's life.

Actually Smiling Geotic
Dark Between Stars The Polish Ambassador

Patients seeking cancer treatment in the U.S. Virgin Islands must now go to the mainland. The Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas remains closed because of extensive damage to areas like the CAT scan suite. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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In The U.S. Virgin Islands, Health Care Remains In A Critical State

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Clear Kettel

Quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles drops back to pass against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 10 in Los Angeles. Jeff Gross/Getty Images hide caption

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Knees, Domestic Violence And CTE: Why You Stopped Watching Football

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Beads on the Wind (Instrumental) The Human Experience
Lovely You Monster Rally
Jewel Moss Of Aura

The Theewaterskloof Dam is at just 13 percent capacity and is full of sand and dried tree trunks. About 85 miles north of Cape Town, the dam supplies both city and local farmers. Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South African Farmers Lose Crops And Workers Amid Crippling Drought

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In one of the most reproduced images of all time, the crew of Apollo 17 captured the perspective of Earth known as "Blue Marble." NASA/Newsmakers/Getty Images hide caption

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The First Men To Have The Whole World In Their Sights

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Ravelling At The End Of Times, Nothing
Pickin' on Series - Oppression (Remix) The Human Experience

Linda Walker at her home in Morganton, NC. Walker, who was struck by lightning as a child while at camp, has reconnected with the friend who saved her. Travis Dove/NPR hide caption

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50 Years After She Was Struck By Lightning, Reconnecting With The Girl Who Saved Her

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Santiago Preservation Hall Jazz Band