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Four-year-old Rylie Laber, a student in the Middle

Four-year-old Rylie Laber, a student in the Middle Country School District's universal prekindergarten, was drafted into the Stony Brook University women's soccer team on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Rylie has a rare genetic disorder called Shwachman Diamond syndrome that causes bone marrow failure, pancreatic insufficiency, malabsorption of food and vitamins, and growth difficulties. Through the university's doctors, she was able to form a relationship with the soccer players she now calls teammates. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

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