Paralyzed by an arrow, boy makes a comeback

First responders rushed a boy struck by a wayward arrow to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, where a pediatric trauma surgeon discovered that the arrow had caused spinal cord damage. The boy's parents prepared him for a different life from the one he had before: in a wheelchair, paralyzed and unable to walk. The boy was determined to walk again and, with rehabilitation, achieved this goal.


January 4, 2002

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