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The Balloon Man

A former nine-to-fiver gets his dreams off the ground

After 15 years working in healthcare administration, Michael Gerrad decided there had to be more to life than pushing papers. Not having the fun he thought he should be having, he quit his job and chased after his first love: flying. Now, his corner office is a large basket dangling beneath 105,000 cubic feet of hot air.

See also: The secret to following your dreams.
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