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Born To Run Foundation Donates Prosthetic Leg To Young Athlete
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Born To Run Foundation Donates Prosthetic Leg To Young Athlete

MELROSE (CBS) – A young athlete who has already shown great strength received the gift of a lifetime. Even in a swarm of boys playing basketball, Ryan Feeney stands out. That’s because the Melrose 4th grader never stops smiling. And watching that handsome, happy face – it might take a moment to realize Ryan has...

Foundation presents 9-year-old with prosthesis donation
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Foundation presents 9-year-old with prosthesis donation

MELROSE, Mass. — Seven years ago, Jill Feeney and her husband made the agonizing decision to amputate their son’s right leg below the knee. Ryan Feeney, of Melrose, was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) and tibial dysplasia. After a rod surgery failed before his first birthday, they felt the amputation would give their son the...

9-year-old boy gifted new prosthetic leg from local foundation
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9-year-old boy gifted new prosthetic leg from local foundation

MELROSE, Mass. — Kindness moves mountains. When he was almost two-years-old, Ryan Feeney’s parents had to make the difficult decision of amputating his right leg after surgery failed to fix a condition known as NF-1, which prevented his tibia from growing correctly. They worried this would hinder him in life, but thanks to a generous...

Londonderry woman sets record at World Para Athletics Championships
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Londonderry woman sets record at World Para Athletics Championships

An athlete her entire life, Noelle Lambert’s ambitions nearly ended in 2016 when she lost her left leg in a moped crash. Instead, the crash set in motion a new beginning for the Londonderry woman, capped by a record-setting performance at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. The week leading into the games was...

Noelle Lambert shines at World Para Athletics Championships
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Noelle Lambert shines at World Para Athletics Championships

Special. Amazing. Inspirational. These are the words that former UMass Lowell women’s lacrosse player Noelle Lambert uses to describe her recent experience at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai as a member of the United States Paralympic team. They’re also adjectives that could be applied to Lambert, who has been meeting every goal she’s...

UMass-Lowell athlete who lost leg hopes to race in 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
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UMass-Lowell athlete who lost leg hopes to race in 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

Noelle Lambert doesn’t remember getting into the starting blocks. She has no recollection of sprinting the 100M in the World Championships — or setting a U.S. record. With so much adrenaline, “I honestly blacked out while I was completing the race. Which was good, because I’m usually overthinking it,” says Lambert, 22, who graduated from...