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*Names have been altered to protect individuals’ privacy and that of their families
The day starts off like any other. Ryan* wakes up and prepares to attend
his morning classes. He heads to college with his backpack slung over his
shoulder, and a little pep in his step. He walks down the halls, arms
brushing against the other students starting their day. But Ryan’s path to
this college hallway looks a little different than most of his classmates.