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Taking (literal) steps to change lives: Phila. nonprofit Back on My Feet helps homeless train for marathons, and in the process makes the "unattainable" a reality.

"Clad in gray sweatpants and sneakers, 62-year-old Frank Taylor waited outside a homeless shelter in Center City shortly before dawn late last week for others who, like him, were taking steps to change their lives. Taylor once called St. John's Hospice home, and he does not want to return to that life. So he runs. Three times a week, meeting others at 5:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, setting distance goals each outing. He took up running nine months ago, when he was living at the shelter at 1221 Race St. after finding nowhere else to turn." -- Joe Dolinsky, the Philadelphia Inquirer

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