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By Frank Cusumano, KSDK Sports

Playing with an injury is busually not a good thing. However, the reason athletes do it is because they want to compete.

They want to excel.

They are not going to let pain get in the way.

But a junior at Alton Marquette High School has dealt with more pain than just about any kid her age. And it hasn't stopped her.

Click on the video to see my complete story of Natalie Dunphy.