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W-S Journal: West Forsyth amputee runs 5K race six months after surgery

With her oncologist, her husband and 125 other family members and friends by her side, Jenn Andrews completed her first 5K race since losing her foot to cancer six months ago.


Saturday’s race was the longest run Andrews, a West Forsyth graduate, had done since her below-the-knee amputation in March following diagnosis for a rare form of cancer.


“It was awesome, one of the top 10 best days of my life,” said Andrews, who runs with a springy blade prosthetic. “I was a little nervous — there were definitely hills and inclines — but I ran the whole thing without walking and even sprinted a bit at the end.”


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