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Young boy who battled heart condition during study survives, wins $2.2million scholarship to 77 US universities

A young boy named Imarion Griffini who battled cancer during study defied the odds to survive and has won a scholarship worth over two million to 77 universities across the United States.

Imarion is a teen from St. Louis who was diagnosed Orthostatic Hypotension, an heart condition that left him in a wheelchair throughout the start of high school. “I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t stand up without passing out. I lost 90 pounds,” he said.

“The final diagnosis was Orthostatic Hypotension. It’s when your blood pressure drops when you stand up and his heart rate increases,”Patrick’s father added. He stated that with the help of doctors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, he was able to survive.

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“I want to be great. I got to. I’m not in a hospital bed. I’m not in a wheelchair. I’m trying to show the world what I can do,” he said. 

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Imarion graduated from Cardinar Ritter High School, in the United States with a 4.80 grade point average. His outtanding erformance earned him $2.2 million in scholarships and acceptance from 77 universities and colleges across the United States.

“Every scholarship fair going on in St. Louis I was there. Every application. I’m talking 2-3 o’clock in the morning we were up filling it out,” Imarion’s mother, Kenyatta Patrick-Griffin said.

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“First scholarship came in I’m like okay. Second scholarship I’m like it’s not enough. I don’t have enough money to pay for you to go to school,” she added.




Imarion mentioned that he plans to study for his bachelors degree in Kinesology at Mid America Nazarene University in the United States.

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