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Meniscal Transplant Gives High School Musician a Second Chance
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My name is Kaitlyn Biegelmann, and I had a meniscal transplant on July 7, 2010. Before my surgery I could hardly walk and was in constant pain. As a teen it was difficult to keep up with my friends. Since my surgery I have been able to run without much pain, and I can do the normal things that a teenager should do. I owe my successful recovery to Natalie. I emailed her weekly and she kept encouraging me when it hurt the most. I followed every one of Dr. Coles post-surgical instructions. This year I was able to participate in my high school marching band.

It is important to me to continue living actively because I was given a new opportunity that I would not have had a few years ago. I need to make the most of my new meniscus, and continue to live life to the fullest and to live active.


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