Lottery Winners Buy New Prosthetic Leg for 13-year-old Olympic Torchbearer

Lottery Winners Buy New Prosthetic Leg for 13-year-old Olympic Torchbearer

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torchbearer Kieran Maxwell, video screenshotCrowds cheered as Kieran Maxwell, donning a cane and heavy prosthetic leg, carried the Olympic flame through northeast England in June.

During the torch relay, the young teen, who became an amputee after a battle with a rare form of cancer, was tripped up by the awkward artificial leg.

His parents had been fundraising to buy him a lighter replacement limb, and this week Britain’s biggest lottery winners stepped in to supply the money.

His mother Nicola said he started “yelling and dancing” when he found about the “brilliant” donation.

The limb will allow him to do “everything”, the same as other kids.

(READ the story from the BBC – Watch Kieran carry the torch below)

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