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Adjusting to Life's Challenges

Teenagers have views of life being wide open, quietly and not so quietly thinking themselves indestructible and spend their time proving how right, or wrong, they are.

That all sounds good until life suddenly changes for no apparent reason. What started as minor deformity quickly became a journey that is just getting started.

Kobe Peterson is a 15-year-old freshman at Sidney High School. He is also a young man facing a rare disease that has symptoms a teen doesn't want to face, symptoms that can seem debilitating.

“It all started about a year ago,” Peterson says.

He says he developed curvature...


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