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CowBuzz: Frederick’s Heartfelt Recovery Update

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For center, Travis Frederick, the 2019 season begins with some unfinished business.

After missing last season due to a rare auto-immune disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, which affects the nervous system. Frederick took to Instagram to reflect on the anniversary of his diagnosis and to thank those that helped him back on his feet.

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Today marks one year since I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder called Guillian-Barré Syndrome. In reflection, this past year has been quite a journey and I’d like to express some gratitude: to my fans, supporters, and strangers that have reached out, thank you for providing outlook and encouragement; to my trainers, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, thank you for continuing to push until we found a diagnosis and getting me the best available care as quickly as possible; to my coaches and the Cowboys organization, thank you for sticking with me and allowing me to be a part of an amazing year last year; to my strength coaches and rehab specialists, thank you for being by my side through the tough moments when we didn’t know where this thing would end up; to my teammates, thank you for accepting what I had to offer and having me along for the ride; to my friends and family, I’ve learned your love and support has no end, and I cannot thank you enough. To everyone that has reached out with their story or asked for support in their or a loved one’s journey, you’ve shown me that there is a huge community of others that have been or are going through it. You are not alone, and there is hope. Most importantly, to my wife, Kaylee, thank you for your relentless guidance, care, love, and support, and thank you for all of the hard work you did to pick up all of the slack that I left. I am excited to put this chapter of life behind me, and get back to normal. I’ve never been so happy to see normal again. Sincerely, Travis

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Although Frederick’s team role changed, he never missed a beat. He was present for all meetings, walkthroughs, and practices.

Frederick plans to make his complete return to starting center on September 9, 2019 as the team takes on the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium to open their regular season.

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