Northridge teen who lost his leg while beating cancer, cracks fibula in his other leg


Sam Grewe has another challenge to overcome in life.

The Middlebury teenager and Northridge High School freshman lost his right leg while beating cancer but managed to return to sports playing on a prosthetic.

Last week, in a lacrosse game to help promote the fight against childhood cancer, Grewe said he felt a pain in his left leg. He thought it was a shin splint but the pain got worse.

Saturday, Grewe found out he has a crack in his fibula in his only remaining leg. He will need six weeks of recovery but won't need surgery.

Grewe bowled in a Notre Dame charity event in his honor and played in two lacrosse games in the last week with that cracked fibula without knowing it.

He's one tough kid and he's not letting this latest setback bother him.

"I'll get over it," Grewe said in a text. "I had my damn leg cut off. This is nothing, haha."

Grewe is now walking on crutches putting weight on his prosthetic with his 'healthy' leg in a boot.

"Not easy!," Grewe says.

Have to admire the positive attitude Sam is once again displaying!


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