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Nick's Choice

Entrants: Joe Fryer

Affiliation: KARE-Minneapolis

TV/Radio (Top 20 markets, network, syndicated)

Year: 2007

Place: Second Place

Provide a brief synopsis of the story or stories, including any significant findings.

This story chronicles the journey of a 9-year-old boy who was born with a rare syndrome and is forced to make a difficult decision regarding his body.

Judges' Comments: This is the story of a little boy facing a choice that even an adult doesn't want to face. His decision: whether to amputate his leg. But this is much more than a story about the loss of a limb. It's the story of a boy surrounded parents who support his decision, as they dab their tears and his.  

Read "Nick's Choice" by Joe Fryer.

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