Wounded Soldier Plans to Run Boston Marathon With Prosthetic Leg
Courtesy: The News Tribune
TACOMA, WA - A soldier from Puyallup who was wounded in Afghanistan is getting ready to run the Boston Marathon.
Edward Lychik had his left leg amputated at the hip and his doctors told him if he ever walked again it would be on crutches. Lychik told his doctors he wanted to run.
Now he is planning to run the Boston Marathon next Monday with a team honoring an 8-year-old boy killed in last year's blast. Lychik will be running with the use of a prosthetic leg that is anchored by a belt around his waist.
Lychik was a combat engineer assigned to a Stryker brigade from Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He was critically wounded on his 21st birthday.