Vets’ Home staffer runs half marathon on artificial leg to honor the fallen

By Scott Swanson Lebanon Local When Abraham “Abe” Andrade ran down a steep hill toward cheering family members during the Hero Half Marathon on Memorial Day weekend this year, his accomplishment was more than just honoring veterans. It was a personal highlight as well. Andrade’s left leg didn’t end in a shoe. He was running on an Össur carbon fiber blade – which had arrived the day before. At that point, Andrade was closing in on the end of the half marathon, 13.1 miles of rolling hills through the Sweet Home countryside. “It was my


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