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Overcoming Physical and Emotional Challenges

Luke Putney

Luke Putney - The Real Winning Edge

Losing Vision But Never Losing Hope When Luke Putney was in 5th grade he had brain surgery due to diminishing vision. Right after he finished recovery he began losing vision again do to tumors growing on the sheath surrounding his optic nerve. Luke doesn’t let his vision stop him from enjoying life. He skateboards, wrestles,…

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Micaela Serrano

Micaela Serrano - The Real Winning Edge

Finding A New Identity In Christ Micaela was a competing in gymnastics until she was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia which would cause her to faint during activity. It affected her joints and caused them to swell up to the point where she couldn’t grip a bar. Her identity and self-worth was in gymnastics and when…

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Daniel Estevez

Daniel Estevez - The Real Winning Edge

Facing Cancer Twice and Becoming Twice As Strong When Daniel was first told he had cancer he started asking God why? Despite his questioning he decided to trust that God wasn’t giving him anything more than he could bare and held onto his faith. The second time he had cancer Daniel wasn’t afraid. Instead, he…

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Troy White

Troy White - The Real Winning Edge

Swinging For The Fences Troy is a dedicated baseball player for Northern Illinois University. He started playing baseball at a young age and grew up with the desire to play for a Division 1 school. He saw early on that plenty of deserving players were not getting the chance they deserved to play at that…

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