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Amputee gets prosthesis, thanks to UMass Lowell grad
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Amputee gets prosthesis, thanks to UMass Lowell grad

LOWELL — The Born to Run Foundation presented its fifth prosthesis donation, a running blade, to 18-year old amputee Kathleen Joiner of North Grosvenordale, Conn, at the first-ever Born2Run Fall tournament at UMass Lowell. UMass Lowell’s women’s lacrosse team hosted the tournament, which also included teams from Quinnipiac University, University of Connecticut, University of New...

This college athlete lost her leg, learned to run again, and is aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics
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This college athlete lost her leg, learned to run again, and is aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

It was an NCAA women’s lacrosse game, in the spring of 2018: University of Massachusetts-Lowell versus University of Hartford. UMass junior attacker Noelle Lambert ran, swooped toward the goal, caught a pass, flicked her lacrosse stick, and scored. “It’s Lambert!” a game announcer boomed. “The quick release. Her first goal of the year. And they’re...

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Bedford amputee receives prosthetic

BEDFORD — Bedford resident and young amputee Josh Beecher, 25, is making strides figuratively and literally, now that he has received a special running blade from The Born to Run Foundation. After being born with a club foot, Beecher spent much of his life in pain. At age 22 he made the decision to have...

Bedford man has new bounce in his step with prosthetic running blade
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Bedford man has new bounce in his step with prosthetic running blade

There was a bounce in his step and a smile on his face as Josh Beecher strapped his sleek new running blade prosthesis on his left leg and ran for the first time in his life. “Amazing,’’ the 25-year-old Bedford resident said after running on the Manchester High School West track on Wednesday. He was...