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Erin Yarnall, Editor
2:26 am CST December 6, 2019

When my coworker Martin Carlino, the editor of The Northbrook Tower, told me about the story of Northbrook resident Shannon Ruiz-Crosswhite, a first-grade teacher at Wayne Thomas Elementary School, climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, I was already impressed.

The he told me that 13 months prior she underwent open-heart surgery and I was flabbergasted.