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Carolyn Fisher

Carolyn Fisher is a mother and a world class athlete residing in Spring Valley, CA. Her son, Austin, was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome at 18 years of age.

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Carolyn Fisher - My Marfan Story

Nov 20, 2015 by Carolyn Fisher

“You are so lazy! Why don’t you get a life!”  These words I heard belching from my mouth at my son. Ignorance can call you to say things you might regret.

I’ve spent 3 decades in sports - over 80,000 hours of gymnastics, 7 world titles in Arm Wrestling, and coached everything from our kid’s soccer games to recreational gymnastics to 8 years as a PE coach in a private school. How could it be that my son, Austin, would - instead of kicking a perfectly passed soccer ball to make a goal – raise a pointer finger at the soccer ball, and pretend he was shooting at it? How could it be that my son would opt for “wheelies” long after they were a fad?

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