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Mark Story: Reed living NASCAR dream despite 'devastating' diagnosis

SPARTA, Ky. In the early weeks of 2011, Ryan Reed was making his life's dream come true. The kid from Bakersfield, Calif., then 17, was moving to Charlotte to pursue his goal of becoming a NASCAR driver. Yet as he worked to get his new apartment set up, Reed felt as fatigued as an old man. "And I was just really thirsty," Reed said. "I'd drink two big bottles of water back-to-back, and it was like nothing. I still felt like I was in the middle of the desert and there was no water." A teen-aged boy eating a diet heavy on cheeseburgers and french fries, Reed nevertheless noticed that his clothes were becoming looser and looser. Roughly 180 pounds when he left...