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Real Teens. Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

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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Dawn Evans

Dawn Evans - The Real Winning Edge

Enduring Through Negative Predictions Dawn was diagnosed with FSGS which is a severe kidney disorder. The condition causes scarring and as it progresses, the kidneys start to shut down. The doctors told her she would not be able to play basketball anymore. She looked at them and told them that they do not decide, but…

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Kiana Levi

Kiana Levi - The Real Winning Edge

Overcoming A Devastating Diagnosis Kiana started noticing swelling in her knee and her hands in the third or fourth pain. When she went to get it looked at she was diagnosed with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis which is a severe disease that is rare for people to ever be cured from. It has a high…

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