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Thread: Boy's prosthetic leg breaks; Marine carries him the final half mile of triathlon

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    Boy's prosthetic leg breaks; Marine carries him the final half mile of triathlon

    This past Sunday, Ben took part in Florida's Sea Turtle Tri Kids triathlon. Not the typical athlete, Ben lost his right leg to bone cancer at the tender age of six, having his fibula and tibia removed. He now uses a mechanical knee and prosthetic leg to help him walk.Ben had already swam 150 yards, biked 4 miles and had powered halfway through his one-mile run when a screw came loose and his running leg broke in half.
    Matthew Morgan, Private First Class at Marine Detachment Corry Station, took notice when Ben's leg broke and carried him on his back for the remainder of the one-mile stretch, accompanied by his fellow Marines.

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    Saw that the other day. Makes me proud to call myself a Marine.
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    Great story!




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    Nice story. Here's a link to the story

    Ben's story: Going the extra mile - CNN iReport Blog
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    Thanks, KaiGwyer!

 

 

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