He once needed help to get up off the floor. Six years later, Miles is pinning opponents to the mat as part of his school’s undefeated junior varsity wrestling team. Diagnosed with dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own muscles, he went through two grueling years of intravenous drug treatments.
With the help of the pediatric rheumatology program at All Children’s Hospital, Inc., Miles regained his strength before the disorder was able to attack his heart or lungs. This healthy teenager no longer needs the intense treatments that kept him in the hospital, leaving him time to read and attend a local program on law enforcement, his career of choice.
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