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One Last Fishing Trip for Cheyenne Man

Hugh Carey/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Two months ago, Shep Pinney of Cheyenne gave his fishing gear to his son.

Pinney suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had a stroke in January 2015. He’s now a patient in a home hospice program.

But during a meeting with his care team, Pinney talked about getting outside and going fishing one more time.

His wish came true June 15 when the Sentimental Journey program through American Medical Response in Cheyenne took him to Sloans Lake in Lions Park.

Hugh Carey/Wyoming Tribune Eagle
Hugh Carey/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Pinney, along with his wife Margaret and granddaughter Megan Smith, spent the evening along the water.

Margaret says Pinney has loved the outdoors his entire life, making his own fishing gear and reloading equipment.

Hugh Carey/Wyoming Tribune Eagle
Hugh Carey/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

“This is absolutely amazing. It really is a blessing from God to have people this caring to come together and do what they’ve done for him,” Margaret says.

Besides fulfilling Pinney’s wish of one last trip, the family also celebrated his 70th birthday.

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One Last Fishing Trip for Cheyenne Man