McCoy's moxie irrational, infectious

Updated: October 25, 2013, 9:51 AM ET
By Max Olson | ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- There's a story behind the skin below Case McCoy's left eye, one he usually doesn't spend much time telling. He didn't know what to say when he was younger. People asked if it was a burn or scar. He'd just call it his birthmark.

He feels no shame about the stretched, discolored skin that marks portions above and below his cheek. Those blemishes are what remain from his eight-year, childhood battle with a rare autoimmune disease.

They serve as his daily reminder ...

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