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In 2013, when AJ Carey (’17) was a 17-year-old senior at Crest High School (Shelby, N.C.), he was diagnosed with cancer. The devastating discovery of a malignant tumor sent him into surgery and through weeks of follow-up chemo and radiation therapy. He felt the walls closing in. So, after his treatments, he found respite playing disc golf with his friends.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb University Alum Wins Amateur Disc Golf World Championship" (2017). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 591.