Ohio teen with prosthetic leg defies odds on the football field

Posted at 3:59 PM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 18:59:23-05

When Ohio student Zach Patterson was ten months old, his parents made the tough decision to have his foot amputated so that he could live a normal life.

Years later, Zach started playing soccer. Then baseball. And then football. 

But as he continued to excel in sports, it became clear that his prosthetic leg was holding him back. Even worse, insurance companies wouldn't cover the $40,000 athletic performance prosthetic to help him step up his game.

That's when a local Ohio doctor decided to act.

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