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A disabled Siouxland teen credits basketball for new perspective on life

Five years after being stricken with a debilitating condition that left her unable to walk, MacKenzie Voecks of Stanton, Nebraska credits basketball with giving her a whole new perspective on life.  MacKenzie was 11-years-old when she was diagnosed with transverse myelitis.  She just finished her second year with the Nebraska Red Dawgs, a wheelchair basketball team based out of Omaha.  MacKenzie says the Red Dawgs have granted her a sense of belonging she didn't have before.  Her parents say the Red Dawgs have given them their old daughter back.

Siouxlanders return to Boston Marathon to finally cross the finish line

A Holstein, Iowa man will be back in Boston to compete in the Boston Marathon Monday.  Jamison Voss is legally blind and he qualified for the race in the disability category last year.  He says he was less than a mile from the finish line when the bombs went off.  Jamison's goal is to finish the race this year.  He says many Bostonians have thanked him for returning and showing an attitude that is "Boston Strong."

Norfolk boy comes home after 2 1/2 years in hospitals

After two and a half years in the hospital, a Norfolk, Nebraska boy comes home.  Keagan Sullivan was diagnosed with a rare lung condition called bronchopulmonary dysplasia days after he was born and he couldn't breath on his own.  He's spent his young life at children's hospitals in Omaha and Houston.  This past weekend, the boy spent his first holiday outside the hospital with his family.

Family members collect stamps for 98-year-old northeast Neb. man

Ninety-eight-year-old Clarence Lindgren has been collecting stamps for most of his life.  While his collection isn't the biggest or most valuable, he loves doing it because it keeps him active and busy.  Now, his family has created a Facebook page to help the northeast Nebraska man fill the spots of stamps he's missing in his 13 books.  Called Stamps for Clarence, the page reaches out to people around the world who might have old stamps Clarence could use.
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