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8-year-old getting prosthesis from marathon bomb survivor

November 14, 2015

SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl who lost a leg in a lawnmower accident is getting a special prosthesis designed to help her run and play soccer.

Kori Tickel of Somerset, Massachusetts, will be the second recipient to benefit from a foundation set up by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott.

Abbott lost a leg in the 2013 attacks at the marathon finish line. She has since established the Heather Abbott Foundation, which donates artificial limbs to help amputees enjoy full and active lives.

Kori, who was 2 when her leg was severed by a lawnmower, will be fitted Saturday with a prosthesis specially designed to help children participate in high-impact activities.

Abbott’s organization teamed up with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Össur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic to provide the limb.

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