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Do You Think This Athlete with Disabilities Will Make it to Tokyo in 2020?

Their baby was only nine-months-old, but the parents of Annie Flood were faced with a difficult choice. Their daughter was born with fibular hemimelia, which meant she had a short femur and her fibula never developed. They could either have that part of the girl’s leg amputated, or they could leave the malformed appendage alone. They chose the amputation, but even without part of her leg, this athlete with disabilities has strived to excel, and now she has set her sights on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games. The Road to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Game Fast forward to this girl’s freshman year of high school, and now she is playing on her high school’s volleyball team. Following in the footsteps of her sisters, and influenced be the athleticism of her football coach father, Flood has embraced volleyball as her sport of choice. For good luck, her team knocks on the…
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