Wendy! Thanks for letting us know what really happened and why you really had to leave the march. I believe that several members of FoRT also suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and they can attest to the fact that it really is extremely painful. Walking that far each day, especially when you aren't accustomed to that much physical activity must be really grueling, even without that kind of pain. 12 miles doesn't seem like a lot in a car, but on foot, I'm sure it seems HUGE. I applaud you for making it as far as you did!
It's unfortunate that ABC chose to edit your departure to make it look like you just up and quit, without any actual medical problems. I guess that makes for more drama.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! It sounds like things worked out just the way they were supposed to and I'm sure you wouldn't trade your life now for any amount of that prize money.