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Tammy’s Reindeer Fun Run Story

I have a story to share. 

This past Saturday, the Aberdeen Reindeer fun run was my first official 5K run with my prosthetic hip. I am 54 years old and previously was an avid runner before my hip joint was destroyed by degenerative joint disease (arthritis). My time this year, of course, was way off of my previous PR’s, but I was happier to complete this 5K than any previous. 

My family was there to support me. My husband, Jeff Needham placed first in men’s 50 -59 age group, my daughter Heather Weeks placed 2nd in women’s 30 – 39, and my grandson Corbin Weeks was first in ten and under. My sister also walked the 5K with her Goldendoodles:) 

I didn’t place in my age group but last year I walked the fun run (being six weeks post-op), and this year I ran every step! This is our new family Christmas tradition. Thank you Aberdeen Reindeer Fun Run. 

My daughter, Heather is a teacher at O’Neal and my Grandson is a student there. We were happy to support the race.


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