NJ teen athlete who lost foot in tragic accident receives special visit from Paralympian

NEW BRUNSWICK — Lance Vargas knows how it feels to not only defeat the odds — but to clobber them.

The Edison 18-year-old was given a grim prognosis after a tragic accident in October when he plunged 30 feet while climbing a steel railroad trestle and landing on high voltage lines.

He suffered burns on 70 percent of his body. Doctors were later forced to amputate his left foot.

After months of surgeries and rehab at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, Vargas is finally...

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