"I have always been reluctant to talk about it because I never wanted to seem different," Carrino said. "I never wanted to be treated differently. It took me a while to talk to the people, even friends. It's something I felt that as long as I could get away with people not knowing, it would be fine."
"We feel like we have to take this in our own hands and try to do something about this," Carrino said. "We're in it for the long haul, planning events, trying to raise as much money as we can and get some progress going for us."