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Photos: Shriners honor double amputee track star

Double amputee track star Hunter Woodhall hugs patient Kadence Joy after he was honored at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Salt Lake City on Thursday. Woodhall, who will leave shortly to attend the University of Arkansas, recently made history as the first double amputee to earn a track and field scholarship at an NCAA Division 1 school. While there, he hopes to continue breaking down barriers for athletes with physical differences throughout his collegiate career. As a patient ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children-Salt Lake City, where he has received orthopedic care and customized prosthetic legs since he was a toddler, he has encouraged younger amputees to be proud of their differences and to be open about sharing their story to motivate others. Woodhall compteted at Syracuse High School and at last summer's Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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