Sunday, January 16, 2011

Injury 'Cures' Paraplegic

Monique van der Vorst is a two-time Paralympic silver medalist, but she won't be going back for a third. During a training session, Ms. van der Vorst was struck by a sprint cyclist. Following the accident, she discovered she could feel her legs. Shortly afterward, Monique van der Vorst took her first steps in years.

Doctors do not know exactly how the dramatic turnaround came about, but van der Vorst had been paralyzed from the waist down for nearly half her life, thanks to an earlier accident.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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