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Cody laps up first time out on the track

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

Once the green light had been given by doctors, Albany Telethon star Cody Colmer was straight on the racing track.

The six-year-old, who was born with a malformed vertebra and an abnormal sub-clavian artery, was selected to attend last year’s Telethon in October, and took part in his first race meet at Albany City Kart Club on Sunday.

Cody’s dad Paul said they had to wait to get the green light from doctors.

“He’s having surgery on his back in a couple of months so we needed to make sure it was OK,” he said.

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“Cody has always thought about doing it (karting) and then we got told he was good to go.

“He loved it out there — it was a 30 degree day and he just lapped it up.

“He’s keen to keep going too.

“All he wants to do now is get out on the track.”

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