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Kent Carson of Round Lake Beach cracks a smile during a physical therapy session. Carson survived a nearly fatal bout of Legionnaires' disease which led to the amputation his left arm and both legs last year.

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Letting his feet dangle while parasailing in Grand Cayman with his fiancee Cheryl Johnstone last May, was a highlight of Kent Carson's active vacation.

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With his left arm around his fiancee Cheryl Johnstone, Kent Carson was enjoying life before contacting Legionnaires' disease.

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Kent Carson recovers from triple amputation surgery and receives support from his sons Brennen, left, Colin and daughter, Rebecca.

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Carson prepares for a physical therapy session at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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Carson picks up a pen during a physical therapy session.

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Physical therapy assistant Kathleen Dub works with Carson at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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Carson works on his strength at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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A nearly fatal bout of Legionnaires' disease led to the amputations of Kent Carson's left arm and both legs.

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Carson works with a balloon during a physical therapy session with Kathleen Dub.

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Cheryl Johnstone, right, provided guidance during many trials and tribulations.

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Carson gives a farewell hug to physical therapy student Erin Barry during his last session at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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Gallery posted: 5/5/2013 1:00 AM

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Kent Carson of Round Lake Beach survived a nearly fatal bout of Legionnaires' disease. Now the triple amputee is walking, working on driving again and would love to visit the Boston bombing victims to give them encouragement.
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