A great baseball story. Definitely an inspiration.

Rick Reilly – Josh Ruchotzke has not let the ravages of a near-deadly infection keep him off the baseball field.

About 20 people lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings. Now they're swimming in that soup of phantom pain and real fear of what their future holds…

It was 2008. Josh was 13. He started feeling sick. Temp of 105. Mom thought he had the flu. Turns out streptococci bacteria was in his bloodstream. He was being eaten alive. Organs were shutting down. Blood flow to his extremities had stopped. His doctor said: "He's got a 5 percent chance of living through this."

It was a bomb, only it was going off inside…

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