When tragedy turns to triumph, there’s a story that must be told. I want to share your story.

An injury ended my football career, but my comeback started a whole new chapter for me. I’ve been able to connect with other people — UPMC patients like you — who have come through on the other side after a major illness or injury.

I can’t wait to hear your story. Who knows? You might be the next person to become one of my 50 Phenoms.

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