At age two, Cheryl’s parents noticed that her legs were bowed. Throughout her life, she had seven surgeries in an attempt to straighten them. In the beginning, a physician told her parents that X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) was a childhood disease that would correct itself, but that is not accurate. This experience taught Cheryl that finding the right healthcare team is crucial. As an adult, she keeps active, and she’s found that having a positive attitude makes all the difference. Cheryl can’t control her symptoms, but she can control her attitude, and she’s not letting XLH stop her!