In October 2008, I was a junior at Brigham Young University in Provo. Shortly after school began, I had become severely ill. After several tests and doctors' appointments, I was referred to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. Tthere I was diagnosed with Cowden syndrome, a rare genetic disorder involving an increased risk of certain types of cancer. I also learned I had severe gluten intolerance.
After becoming severely ill as a college student, I was inspired by an LDS general conference talk to "learn to laugh."
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