Multiple Teams · Roy athletes not dragged down by Type 1 diabetes

From left, Roy High athletes Kru Flint, Justin Boley, Gunner Erickson and Boyce Call are shown Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Roy High School. All four athletes work to manage their Type 1 Diabetes while competing for their school.

ROY — Gunner Erickson, Justin Boley, Kru Flint and Boyce Call all play different sports at Roy High School.

Erickson plays soccer, Boley plays basketball, Flint plays baseball and Call plays football (though he plays baseball as well).

They all have one striking similarity, however, that one may not notice watching them play.

They all have Type 1 diabetes.

Flint and Erickson are both 17 years old, but the two were diagnosed at drastically different stages in their lives. Flint was diagnosed when he was 2 while Erickson was diagnosed two years ago.

Boley, 18, was diagnosed when he was eight, and Call, 16, was diagnosed when he was four.

They all share similar struggles.

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