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Healing is a family affair for Johnsons

In an inspiring tale, daughter of Red Sox coach thriving after losing leg in accident

Updated: December 29, 2010, 4:05 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

MORRISON, Tenn. -- In the small, dimly lit Hickory Grove Baptist Church in the woods of this middle Tennessee town, a Christmas play is being performed and a beautiful 11-year-old girl makes her way onto the makeshift stage.

She sits on a bench, drops her pink and purple crutches beside her and speaks her line, finishing with a giggle. The 30 or so people in the audience look around at one another and smile, knowing life is back to normal for the Johnson family.

Bridget ...

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