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Atrium Health: From a Foot Amputation to 5K in Six Months

The finish line at the 2018 Isabella Santos Foundation 5k got a little rowdy. For that, you can blame Jenn Andrews.

But first, you’d have to find her. Surrounding Jenn during the run were her family, friends and even her doctor, Joshua Patt, MD, running in a pack of support. But in the final stretch, Jenn emerged to run ahead alone, as her support squad screamed and cheered her from behind. With a determined stride and a few tears streaming down her cheeks, Jenn ran through the finish line.

It wasn’t the first time Jenn had run five kilometers. But it was the first time she had done so since getting her foot amputated just six months prior.  Read More...