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Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris
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South Effingham outside hitter Faith Harris returns the ball during a 2015 match. She was named All-Region 2-AAAAA this season despite being unable to play because of a torn ACL. - photo by File photo

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

That's because her perspective about life's challenges changed forever after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was just 12 years old.

"A torn ACL is nothing compared to what I went through back then," Harris said Thursday, one day after signing a national letter of intent to attend Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

See the Dec. 20 edition of the Effingham Herald for more details.