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In the Pocket: Liberatore beats the odds

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Bob Weiner
The Daily Gazette, 3/19/20

 

Mike Liberatore has been beating the odds all of his life.

Born with short bowel syndrome, the 34-year-old Schenectady native wasn’t expected to live beyond the age of 8. Now, he’s a scratch bowler who not only competes in five leagues, but can often be found at a local bowling center every single day of the week.

This guy simply loves bowling. He can’t get enough of it.

Nicknamed “Little Mikey” for obvious reasons, the diminutive Liberatore is perhaps one of the most recognizable keglers in the Capital Region. He always wears his cap backwards and is never without his handy earphone plugs, so he can listen to his favorite R&B and hip hop music while he competes.

“I wasn’t able to play contact sports as a kid,” Liberatore said. “When I was 9 years old, my Mom put us in a bowling league. That was about the only thing I could do back then. My short bowel syndrome left me very fatigued all the time. I was very isolated. It took me quite a while to get used to all my symptoms in school. I had to wear a back pack with an IV in it throughout high school.”

 

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