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Woman With Rare Disorder Graduates

May 23, 2010, 5:33 PM

Woman With Rare Disorder Graduates
SIOUX FALLS, SD - A KELOLAND woman with a rare metabolic disorder has graduated from Augustana College.

Kendra Gottsleben received her bachelor of arts in both sociology and psychology on Saturday.  Gottsleben has a disorder known as "mucopolysaccharidosis," which means her cells build up with fatty tissue and her body doesn't produce an enzyme to clean the cells.

Gottsleben says it took six years to complete her education, but she was determined to finish.

"I am who I am and I try to be the best that I can be," Gottsleben said.  "I believe anything is possible if you set your mind to it."

"I knew I'd accomplish it, but six years has been a good chunk of my life and it's indescribable."

Gottsleben says she doesn't quite know what the future holds for her, but she's writing a book and hopes to work at Sanford Children's Hospital.

Click on video to watch Kendra get her diploma!

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