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Wrestler beating doubters through disorder and death


February 18, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Braydon Hoover can't sweat, can't develop teeth and can't grow hair like most kids can.

But he isn't one for "can't."

Hoover's symptoms have been diagnosed as ectodermal dysplasia, a group of genetic disorders.

If Hoover's body temperature rises too high, he can have seizures — it happened when he was 4. Playing outdoor sports is not advised. Playing sports in general is not advised.

Hoover still wrestles.

A junior at Northwest, Hoover competed at the City League wrestling meet recently. He was there joking with friends from across Wichita — just one of the guys....

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