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Unformatted text preview: and my parents I could no longer be a normal child. My parents had to become their own advocates and teachers and took my illness into their own hands. They researched different medical treatments of the disease as well as different ways to provide me with social and mental support. My parents were lucky enough to have the time and resources to do this. Unfortunately, most people do not. By making this educational pamphlet, I can prevent parents or guardians of newly diagnosed children from going through the same struggles my parents did....
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- Spring '10