Every year the three Thomas Sisters, Denise, Deanna and Dessa, walk off the Alba Mountain down a logging road to the Thomas homestead on Route 14. But This year when the three women made the walk, something was different. Dessa had taken ill from Guillain Barre’ Syndrome in December 2009. The illness subjected her to a full body paralysis. On September 11, 2010 Dessa pulled off the monumental feat, as she continues to heal and regain muscle strength back in her legs.