Chest Surgery Motivates Teen to Try New Challenges

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Story Summary

At age 14, Trevor Wright hit a growth spurt. Unfortunately, as he grew taller, his chest sank deeper. Wright was born with a condition called pectus excavatum — or funnel chest — and when he hit adolescence, the slight dent in the middle of his breastbone became more severe.

His chest pressed in on his heart and lungs, causing him pain, especially when he walked or exercised.

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