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Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome

by Paul Borgman on Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

The infamous unofficial slogan of many U.S Marine units has helped some of America’s bravest and fiercest men and women through the physical and mental hardships of war; however, putting these three words into practice is not limited to just America’s heroic warfighters.

Through my own experience with truncus arteriosus, I have had to essentially live by these words. During my third open heart surgery about five years ago, weeks before I began my junior year of high school, I suffered a stroke. This combination of events threatened to crush my dreams of making varsity on the school swim team, and possibly even attending college.

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