Casting Himself Back to Life

September 7, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Fly fishing guide, casting instructor and fly shop employee Aaron Goodis, 29, has been fighting Crohn’s disease since he was 16. In Canada’s Globe and Mail, Mark Hume describes how fly fishing got him out of a wheelchair and back onto the stream with fly rod and camera to finish the draft of his book The Recovery Project. “‘My passion for fly fishing and being outside led me to the camera. With technical help from my dad, I was able to take photos and that is how this started. My point is that passion for something can overcome anything,’ he writes in the foreword.”