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Hawley teen is overcoming odds

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Sixteen-year-old Parker Hanson knew around first or second grade there was something different about him.

“People started asking me what happened,” Hanson – a soon-to-be Hawley High School junior – said. “I had to explain it. That’s when I figured out I wasn’t quite as normal as everyone else.”


Normal to Hanson is only having his right hand, as he was born without a left hand.

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