True Grit

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    by War News Updates Editor

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    Ben Baltz, an 11-year-old boy who lost his leg to bone cancer, is carried across the finish line by Pfc. Matthew Morgan, a Marine stationed at Corry Station who was helping to supervise a children's triathlon in Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 7, 2012. (Courtesy of Kim Baltz)

    Florida Cancer Survivor, 11, With Broken Prosthetic Crosses Finish Line on Back of Marine -- ABC News

    Spectators at a children's triathlon in Florida were brought to tears by the sight of Marines carrying a little boy with a broken prosthetic leg across the finish line.

    Bone cancer-survivor Ben Baltz, 11, was participating in his third triathlon of the summer when he had an accident with his prosthetic leg Sunday during the final portion of the race.

    "The screws came loose and it fell off and the Marine picked me up and he ran the rest of the way," Ben said. "It was pretty nice."

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    My Comment: More proof that a picture can have a thousand words to it. :clap2:
     
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    Yeah, this is good stuff :)
     
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    Saw that story yesterday. Pretty cool.
     

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