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Heart and mind of a champion: Olivia Weber continues to seek answers for mysterious illness

Published Saturday July 16

Olivia Weber and her mother, Helen, had 2 of the best seats at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn., in early Apr when the USA Women’s National Soccer Team treated fans to a 7-0 rout of Colombia.

Olivia, a lifelong soccer player who has been battling a mysterious illness since she was a UC Santa Cruz freshman in 2009, and her mother traveled across the country not for this game but for answers from the nation’s top medical centers.

“There’s no answers,” Olivia said. “It’s awful. I’m a very patient person, but this is ridiculous. I’m not depressed, I just want my life back.”

Olivia began exiting games feeling nauseous.

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