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Surgery helps Jody get control of her life

By Margaret_Marie Margaret_Marie

Jody WobbeWhen Jody Wobbe played basketball in high school, she occasionally fell down. "My legs would just give out," she recalls. "I could always pop right back up, so it was no big deal." But in the back of her mind, Jody knew something was wrong.

The problem began during Jody's junior year in high school in Wabasha, Minn. While troublesome, it didn't keep her from aggressively playing the sport she loved. But her muscle weakness got worse and then she had trouble eating because her jaws ached. Finally, when her eyelids began to droop and she was too weak to get up from a chair without help, her mother decided it was time to investigate this mysterious weakness. Read the rest of this entry »

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