Striding in her special black walking shoes decorated with turquoise, pink and lime-green squares, 8-year-old Elizabeth Gardner was, literally, on her way to reaching a milestone.
As she began the Save-A-Limb Ride's 1-mile family walk Saturday morning, Lizzie, as she is called by her family and friends, had to urge her grandfather to keep up.
"C'mon, Pop-Pop!" she called.
Lizzie was born with a rare genetic disorder known as TAR syndrome (TAR stands for "thrombocytopenia with absent radius"). It results in a low blood count, misaligned hands and short arms due to the absence of the side bone, the radius. In addition, Lizzie was also born with no...