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"Going through this, I saw the ability the physicians had with, not only saving my life, but to give my life back," he said.
"I was able to keep my leg," Banka said. "He would often tell me, 'Trevor, you have to treat this leg like you're a 60-year-old man.' He told me I could swim, golf and maybe bowl."
Those options weren't too appealing, so Banka took up biking and has made two cross-country trips.
"I had to balance his medical advice with being a young teen," he said.
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