Joeli Reim at her family's home in Fircrest on June 27. In 2016, she had a rod inserted into her right femur, which, using magnets, gradually increased her leg in length.
Joeli Reim at her family's home in Fircrest on June 27. In 2016, she had a rod inserted into her right femur, which, using magnets, gradually increased her leg in length. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Joeli Reim at her family's home in Fircrest on June 27. In 2016, she had a rod inserted into her right femur, which, using magnets, gradually increased her leg in length. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com

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