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my name is Joe tillery I'd like to be a

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geologist when I go off to college to

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study minerals and rocks it's my

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favorite thing to do I also play

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basketball football baseball and golf

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basketball has to be my favorite I've

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played for 11 years it's just so much

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fun being out on that court I'm 15 years

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old and I was diagnosed with cystic

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fibrosis at three months old cystic

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fibrosis is a disease that's in the

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lungs and the digestive tract so I can't

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digest food as well as others every day

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able to take over 50 pills and spend two

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to four hours doing lung exercises and

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breathing treatments and if I don't do

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that it's really hard to breathe and I

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cough a lot and it can also even lead to

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a lung transplant since I'm a growing

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boy I eat a lot I have to take seven

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pills for every meal I eat and assuming

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I eat five meals a day that's 35 pills

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right there I also have to take 12 pills

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in the morning in about ten at night I

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have to keep doing this for the rest of

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my life

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it can be really hard to balance a

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social life hanging out with friends and

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other things

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since I was three months old I've had to

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go into the hospital every six months

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for a two-week state I can't just take

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oral antibiotics to get better I have to

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get IVs like doxycycline airs osten to

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going through my picc line into my body

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and you can guess how much fun that is

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there's cystic fibrosis heart problems

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there's concussions there's car crashes

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spina bifida diabetes premature babies

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different types of cancer all of these

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injuries and illnesses can be treated at

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a Children's Miracle Network hospital

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I received care at nu Medical Center it

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sure does Miracle Network hospital I've

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loved it and it's changed my life

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completely the last time I stayed at my

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hospital I snuck in a basketball and I

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got in trouble for banging it against

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the wall I love when the ball hits the

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back of the menu hear that swish sound I

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love getting inside putting up a nice

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lamp I just love playing with my team

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and having fun put your money where the

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miracles are

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you