Hartford Courant via Yahoo News
Lori Riley, Hartford Courant
Sun, July 11, 2021,
When Korene Varano was 12 years old, she got a new bike.
Two months later, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in her femur. She never got to ride her new bike. But 30 years later, she would get another chance.
After 17 reconstructive surgeries, after a lifetime spent in hospitals, on crutches, in a wheelchair, in pain, Varano decided to have her left leg amputated in 2017. In 2018, she went to the Hanger Clinic in North Haven to be fitted for a prosthetic leg.