Kyle Bursaw – firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Illinois Athletics volunteer coach Dave Wester talks to Janae Heegaard as he holds down her feet with his while she does pushups at the Chick Evans Field House in DeKalb, Ill. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Doctors found a Wilms' tumor in Janae's kidney when she was five years old. As a result of the chemotherapy, one of Janae's kidneys was removed and she also developed neuropathy, which led to some stunted growth in her legs and Achilles tendon. Her parents were told that Janae would recover about 90 to 95% but would probably not be able to play on a competitive level in sports that required heavy use of the legs.