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


Baltz said Ben does not understand how much of an inspiration he is to others. He often meets with other children who are getting amputations, have gotten amputations or are preparing for chemotherapy. He brings the prosthetics that he has outgrown for them to play with and shows them how he can run with his.

"It helps to see other kids survive and make it," Baltz said. "They realize they can have a life after cancer and after amputation."

Ben will be reunited with the Marines who helped him out this afternoon in Pensacola.

"Pfc. Morgan did the right thing at the right time for the right reasons and accomplished a mission for himself and that young boy, Ben, so I'm happy," Capt. Anderson said. "I'm looking forward to meeting the lion heart named Ben."

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