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In 1988, while training for the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Devers' health began to deteriorate. She suffered migraine headaches, sleeplessness, fainting spells and frequent vision loss. She should have been at her peak performance. Instead, she was constantly exhausted and her body felt out of control.
At first she blamed her condition on the pressures of Olympic training. But she soon found out that she had Graves' disease, a debilitating chronic thyroid disorder. During this time her feet became so blistered and swollen, the skin cracked and bled. The excruciating pain forced her to stop running. The doctors were sure they'd have to amputate both of Devers' feet. She was devastated.
But with lots of hard work, determination, perseverance and faith in God, she was able to resume training and regain her health. In 1992, less than 17 months after the doctors had considered amputating she feet, I won her first gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and was named the "World's Fastest Woman."
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