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Learning through loss to beat the odds
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Learning through loss to beat the odds

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“Suffering is inevitable, but how you deal with it is not fixed in stone. That can change. You can develop a way to face it.”

You might expect wise words like these to come after a lifetime’s worth of experiences, but Elijah Iqbal-Scott has seen a lot of sadness and sorrow in his 17 years. When Elijah was born, his mother, a young college student, was chronically ill with sickle cell anemia.

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