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Teens raise money for friend’s prosthetic leg

Wentzville

Attendants at the Feb. 2 Zumbathon. Almost $2,900 was raised for Emily Linneman, a 14-year-old with Osteosarcoma. Image credit: stltoday.com.

Most teens, whenever they can find the spare change, spend money on clothes, gadgets and food, but that’s not the case for four friends in Wentzville, MO.

When 14-year-old Emily Linneman underwent a below-the-knee amputation due to Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, friends Sarah AdamsJulianna BiswellAlleigh Fine and Amanda Larson wanted to donate their spare change — and more — toward a new leg for Emily.

“It just shocked me that someone our age could have something like that and how happy Emily always was, that something like that could happen to her,” says Larson to Heidi Glaus, a reporter for KSDK, in St. Louis.

“She’s really nice and she’s fun to be around,” adds Fine. “She’s always happy and upbeat.”
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