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"A penny for your thoughts"

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Legless Marathon Boy

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A six-year-old Texas boy isn't letting the loss of his legs slow him down.

Cody McCasland ran in his first marathon on Sunday.

He was the anchor leg of his relay team, "the last mile of the relay," he said.

Cody's legs were amputated due to birth defects when he was 15 months old.

He was in prosthetic legs two months after the surgery, but didn't get his running legs until recently.

"Cody's had his running legs since March of this year," his father, Mike McCasland, said.

As soon as his son got those running legs, he wanted to show off.

"He's always been able to walk in them real good, but one day he said, 'Dad, watch this,' and he just took off running," Mike said.

McCasland said he was excited to his son "bouncing down the street."

The proceeds from the White Rock Marathon benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
December 10, 2007,

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