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Every patient has a story.

The "I'm Not Average" campaign features fellow Americans whose lives have been impacted by treatments and cures for debilitating, chronic, or rare diseases.

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I'm Not Average: Ryan

Condition:
Crohn's Disease


Age:
17


Location:
Annapolis, MD


At age 7, the diagnosis of Crohn's Disease made it seem like Ryan's baseball-playing days were over.


Nature threw a strike to baseball-loving Ryan when he was just 7, diagnosed with a bleeding disorder that endangered his body’s ability to clot blood. A follow-on diagnosis of Crohn's Disease made it seem his playing days were over.

But Ryan wasn’t hanging his spikes up yet. And thanks to his willingness to submit to regular blood tests, and transfusions of innovative medicines, next Fall, Ryan will walk on to the diamond and realize his life-long dream of playing college baseball. 

Condition:
Crohn's Disease


Age:
17


Location:
Annapolis, MD

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