Man Hikes Camino De Santiago Trail With The Man Who Almost Killed Him.

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Forgiveness. That’s a tough one. There aren’t a lot of people who would hang with someone who nearly cost them their life. But Mark Joseph Peredo didn’t have a problem with it. He was just happy to have survived the ordeal that could have ended in tragedy in 2015. But did he get mad at the driver that crashed into him? Perhaps a little. Did he get even? No. Instead, he invited the man to go hiking with him at the Camino de Santiago Trail so the two could heal.


Several of Mark’s facial bones and foot had been badly broken. His injuries and treatment made it impossible to walk right for up to a year.

In 2015, Mark’s car was struck by another driver who lost control and crossed the highway median.

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But he had no idea that the man who smashed into him was also suffering. Luke Hutchins crashed into Mark because he had suffered his first, but not his last seizure.

This forced him to leave his marketing business behind.

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What’s worse is this condition, called cavernous angioma, would end his life as he knew it. He couldn’t drive, work, or look after his kids. But Mark didn’t know this or even who Luke was. He was just angry.

At the hospital, doctors told Luke that two knots in the veins in his brain had left him with chronic epilepsy.

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Once Mark realized Luke was not at fault, he invited him to go with him to walk the 500-mile Camino de Santiago, which starts in France and ends in Spain, which they did in 2017.

After Mark healed, he decided to meet Luke after returning from a trip to Europe in 2016.

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