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Girl told she would never walk, trains for her 7th race

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The feeling that comes with crossing the finish line is one Faith Russell didn't want to end.

"Everybody is saying 'Go Faith' and it just makes me really happy to see all those people cheering me on," Faith, an 8-year-old Maryville resident, said.

Since her first race in March, Faith continues to push herself past the limits Spina Bifida tried to put on her.

"From the beginning I was so afraid to let her try because I didn't want her to face defeat at an early age," Faith's mom, Robin Russell, said. "So I tried to ignore her request to do one and finally when she said, 'I want to show people God made me walk' I knew we had to do it."

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