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Lessons from the Boston Marathon – 2 Years Later

As a child I was hyper, and active. This was the early 1980s, and the name Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was not yet invented – ADHD as a medical label was created in 1987.

My parents did not want to medicate me. They had another idea. Before I would do my math homework at night they would say, Natalie, why dont you go run around the block, to burn off some energy.

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