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People Magazine: College Athlete Won’t Let 120 Brain Surgeries Stand in Her Way: I Don’t Want to Be the ‘Sick Girl’

Olivia Maccoux, a 20-year old college sophomore, has always excelled in the classroom and on the sports field. Despite having undergone 120 brain surgeries to treat hydrocephalus and suffering from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, nothing slows Olivia down. Read a profile on Olivia from People.com, including an interview with her Children’s Minnesota pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Petronio: College Athlete Won’t Let 120 Brain Surgeries Stand in Her Way: I Don’t Want to Be the ‘Sick Girl.’