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Katie Jeter has made miraculous recovery in return to ice

Katie Jeter, a rising senior  at Winthrop High School, will play for the Northeast girls’ hockey team at the annual Bay State Summer Games
Katie Jeter, a rising senior at Winthrop High School, will play for the Northeast girls’ hockey team at the annual Bay State Summer Games Photos by Taylor SnoW for The Boston Globe

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As a member of the Northeast girls’ hockey team at the annual Bay State Summer Games competition, Katie Jeter blends right in with her teammates.

A rising senior defenseman at Winthrop High, Jeter glides down the ice with ease, executing perfect crossovers and able to stop on a dime.

Unbelievably, she does this without a single toe on either foot.

Victim to a sudden unknown life-threatening illness when she was 13, Jeter had to have all 10 toes and portions of both feet amputated, but eventually found the will to walk, and yes, get back on the ice.

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