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HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: UND student finds success after tragedy

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Ben Hylden, a Park River, N.D., native, was sitting around the campfire at summer camp when he suddenly decided to tell his story.

A senior in high school at the time, Hylden told his fellow campers about how he nearly died from internal bleeding in his brain, organ damage, and a crushed leg and face when his car slid off a remote road a few years prior in 2007.


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