Veteran Finds New Life as River Guide

“There’s something healing about the water. I don’t fully understand it.”

Suzy Matsubara didn’t grow up around the water, but she was hooked from the moment she stepped into a 14-foot orange raft and began paddling down the Rogue River.

She stared down at her reflection in the dark water, cut by each forward stroke of the paddle blade, and felt her life begin to change.

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