Taking The Wheel
Dale Dyke, 16, of Milesburg, was diagnosed at birth with Type lll Osteogenesis Imperfecta – also known as "brittle bone disease." Osteogenesis imperfecta is a lifelong genetic disorder that causes a person's bones to break easily. Dale said she has had over 20 surgeries done at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., to replace some of her bones with metal rods. Despite her obstacles, Dale focuses on her main goals: getting her drivers license and going to medical school at Johns Hopkins University. Dale hopes to become a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the place where she's been treated her entire life.