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Korene Varano had her leg amputated. Then she became a triathlete

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.