Thursday, March 12, 2009

Boy With Five Pairs of Legs Feels Ten Feet Tall!

Brethren all,

My buddy Bill sent this heart-warming story about how Masonic charities can make a difference. Cody McCasland was born with a rare condition called Sacral Agenesis which caused deformities to his spine in the womb. At fifteen months, he had both legs amputated below the knee.

However, the plucky Texan was soon outfitted with a pair of prosthetic legs courtesy of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. In fact he has five pairs of legs which allow him to do a range of activities from simple walking to running.

In return, seven-year old Cody's family and friends participate in marathons to raise money for the hospital. So far, they've raised US$95,000. Cody also participates in races and at the Endevor Games won gold medals in the 60m and 100m sprints.

Take a minute and drop Cody an email of support! Better still, pull out your credit card and make a donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. They do good work.



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