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By Larry LaRue
Copyright: The (Tacoma, Wash.) News Tribune via AP
TACOMA, Wash. — The first six times Edward Lychik told his physical therapist he wanted to run again, she was noncommittal — and with good reason.
The combat veteran's left leg had been amputated at the hip socket, and doctors had told him if he walked again, it would be on crutches.
Lychik ignored that diagnosis and kept talking to his physical therapist, Alicia White.
"The seventh time he said he wanted to run, I went in to see our prosthetist and said, 'We've got a problem,' " White said. "No one with this kind of amputation had ever run before, not like Edward wanted to run.