Personal Narrative: My Personal Experience With Juvenile Diabetes

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Previously, I graduated from Bishop Grimes High School in East Syracuse, NY. As a student there I was a three season athlete playing soccer, basketball, and softball. I had dreams of having an opportunity of playing softball at Onondaga Community College. The summer before my senior year I tore my ACL playing summer soccer. Going to the orthopedic surgeon and finding out the length of rehabilitation involved in an ACL repair was devastating. Besides the intense rehabilitation required to repair an ACL, I had an additional disadvantage, at the age 4 I had been diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1). The orthopedic surgeon began to explain to me the increase chance of infection, swelling and other complications due to my diabetes. I was
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