What health problems does Junior have and how would you summarize Junior’s attitude toward these problems?

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It is true that Junior has hydrocephalus, which translates as "water on the brain" but actually refers to a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid. As a result, Junior needed brain surgery at six months old. He survived the risky surgery but is left with brain damage that causes several impairments. First, instead of the normal thirty-two adult teeth, Junior has forty-two. He has ten teeth extracted in one day.

His brain damage also causes problems with his eye-sight. He is nearsighted in one eye, and farsighted in the other. Even with corrective lenses, this causes him to have headaches. His hands and...

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