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Turning pain to gain

Sarah Doherty (center, on a trail near Mount Kilimanjaro) lost a leg at 13 and is now an occupational therapist who designed a shock-absorbent crutch for a variety of activities. Sarah Doherty (center, on a trail near Mount Kilimanjaro) lost a leg at 13 and is now an occupational therapist who designed a shock-absorbent crutch for a variety of activities.
By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / May 3, 2010

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Sarah Doherty was 13 years old, riding her bike home in Taunton, when a drunk driver sideswiped her, shearing her right leg off at the hip. She’d been scheduled to run in a track meet the next day, and while the near-fatal crash changed her life, it didn’t keep her from being active. Now 50 and an occupational therapist in ... (Full article: 497 words)

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