Mackinly Adams and Kelly Adams

Mackinly Adams and Kelly Adams

Mackinly Adams and his mother, Kelly, talking in library

Mackinly Adams, left, and his mother, Kelly, speak with others in the Blissell Library at Penn State New Kensington during New Student Orientation (NSO). “I was really happy because I wanted this experience,” said Adams. “I feel like that for college, you need the face-to-face interaction, and there’s so many people that are going through the same thing that if you need help, you can find that here.” Adams, who was diagnosed with a rare form of actinic prurigo, is severely affected by sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) light.

IMAGE: Rebecca Dietrich
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