My Ittybittytale with Chronic Illness

Libby Hurley-boyd

Colorful Beginning

Hello my yoocandoo’ers! My name is Libby and you can find my profile @ittybittytale. Growing up I knew I was different. I had trouble walking, a weak immune system, I broke and fractured bones a lot, but I didn’t let this stop me. I was a 4.0 student and decided to bring up running as a hobby. Years of dedication I was granted a tiny scholarship to a junior college. I made big dreams happen that still surprise me. I qualified for nationals in cross country. This lead to a pretty big scholarship to a University.

Even though this sounds grand and I cherish the memories and the opportunity; at least 1/4 of every season I was out due to injuries or illness. I obviously didnt let that stop me! I was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Disease, Gastropariesis, and in the process of testing for Osteogenesis Imperfecta. It’s been a great roller coaster and nothing I’d ever change, I am who I am and that is the greatest of all things.

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