I want to share a story about my sister, Camryn Blint of New London High School. When Cam was born, my family quickly learned that Cam struggled to breathe due to a hemangioma/birthmarks around her face, neck, and inside her trachea. Long story short, for the first two years of her life, Camryn had a trachea tube to assist with her breathing. After her first two years of life, with the miracle work of doctors and more prayers than you can imagine, Cam was able to get the trachea removed and has since lived a normal, amazing life! She grew up watching my sister Ashley and I play sports in the big state environment and atmosphere and dreamed of being there one day herself. Not only did her dreams come true once, but she just qualified for her THIRD state softball appearance! Her team also qualified for state volleyball a few years ago. Additionally, she and her teammates were crowned STATE CHAMPIONS in the Distance Medley this year, her first time going out for track! To say this girl is a miracle is an understatement! I’m so proud of her and her team... and her FIGHT in all areas of life, on and off the field! Go Tigers!
-submitted by Jena, Camryn's sister
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