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A former patient's story: Regaining independence after being paralyzed at 17

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Jason Fowler, paralyzed at 17, now races competitively.

By Jason Fowler

On March 13, 1991, while preparing for a motorcycle race competition, my bike collided with a rock and my life changed forever. I was airlifted to a Boston hospital, where the emergency room physician told me that I had severed my spinal cord and that I would never walk again.

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