The true need for a connection with the natural world is unknown until nature is taken from you. On April 18th, 2014 I had sever brain surgery, recovering has been an extremely long road but I am a stronger person because of it. A few weeks ago my class and I went on a three day camping, rafting, and caving trip. I struggled with keeping up in the cave and the strength to row in the raft, but I made it! Nature is exhilarating and fantastic. I feel that I would be a completely different person after the surgery if I hadn't had the support of loved ones and the beauty of the Hot Spring days, the warm summer night, snowy-white winter mornings, and crisp fall evenings.