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Sauk Prairie swimmer fights through cystic fibrosis


SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- It goes without saying, lungs are pretty important for any swimmer. Imagine trying to swim with lungs that never seem to be at full strength. Sauk Prairie senior Kaleena Sherwood faces this battle every day. She suffers from cystic fibrosis, a condition that causes a mucus buildup in her lungs, but still is a member of the Sauk Prairie swim team. She also had two metal rods surgically inserted into her back to correct her scoliosis. The cystic fibrosis often causes uncontrollable coughing for Kaleena when swimming, but she continues to fight through.

Kaleena isn't the fastest swimmer on the Sauk Prairie team, but she is one of the most respected. She was elected a captain for her senior season, and has inspired many of her teammates because of her fight and dedication. 

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