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Ayala High's Jonathan Buckley pitches a winner against diabetes
Ayala High's Jonathan Buckley pitches a winner against diabetes

It's not difficult to envision senior right-hander Jonathan Buckley of Chino Hills Ayala one day pitching in the major leagues. He's 6 feet 4, 195 pounds, has a fastball in the upper 80s mph and is mature beyond his years. "When he's on, I'll put him up against anybody," Coach Chris Vogt said. It's even more intriguing to understand how far Buckley has come after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 12 years old, and managing the condition is no easy task for a teenager whose body is going through typical growth changes. The family will never forget the day the diagnosis came down, March 31, 2009. Buckley's dream of being a pitcher...

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