Pastor for annual Thanksgiving service finds strength to overcome after amputation

It wasn’t easy for the Rev. Ed McDowell to give thanks.

In May, he had his left foot and the lower portion of his left leg amputated when doctors advised him that he could die if the diabetes-related infection in his leg spread to other parts of his body.

The trauma of losing a limb made him angry at first, but then he worked hard to adjust to walking with a prosthetic leg. He now realizes how much he has to be thankful for and wants to share it with others.

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