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St. Joe's field hockey making a difference for Maine teen

The St. Joe’s field hockey team is making a tremendous difference in a young girl’s life. (WGME)

STANDISH (WGME) – The St. Joe’s field hockey team is making a tremendous difference in a young girl’s life.

Thursday, 16-year-old Kayla Collins of Windham signed her national letter of intent with St. Joe's. Kayla is battling a very rare genetic disorder, in fact, it has no official name and Kayla is one of just four people in the U.S. to have it.

Kayla currently plays on the Windham JV field hockey team, but she attends many of the Monks practices and games and often participates in many of the team drills.

She's a huge fan of the Monks, so when "Team Impact" a Boston-based organization that connects kids who are facing serious illnesses with local college teams approached St. Joe's, this was a match long in the making.

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