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This week’s athlete spotlight blog is dedicated to a woman whose medical conditions are almost as extensive as, yet utterly overwhelmed by, her athletic accomplishments: Amy Dixon.

Dixon has faced plenty of challenges with the former: at the age of 22, Amy’s life was permanently upended with the diagnosis of a rare autoimmune disorder which would attack her spine (causing ankylosing spondylitis–a form of arthritis causing pain and stiffness along the spine), stomach (causing an irritable bowel disease related to Crohn’s), lungs (causing asthma), and eyes (causing uveitis–an inflammatory eye disease) for the rest of her life.

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