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Vietnam Veteran Draws Portraits of Fallen Comrades for Their Families

Once-Paralyzed Runner Finished Race With Surgeon And Man Who Hit Him With Car

For one man, crossing the finish line of a half marathon meant the triumphant end to a difficult chapter in his life. Last year, Dean Otto was knocked off of his bike by a car. He broke his back, pelvis, tailbone, a leg and several ribs. His surgeon, Dr. Matt McGirt, called the injuries catastrophic and said Otto's spine was torn apart. Confident in his recovery, Otto challenged the doctor to run a race with him.'s Mara Montalbano ( has more.


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