A Young Athlete's Sudden Paralysis

A teen in perfect health lies immobilized by an unknown pathogen

By Sheri Fink|Wednesday, December 03, 2003
When Garrett came to visit his mother in the hospital the day her gallbladder was removed, he probably never imagined he would end up staying. He was a robust college wrestler, and aside from a little headache and cough, he didn’t feel very sick. But his feet had been falling asleep, and he had a tingly feeling in his hands. He’d been dragging all month, and he felt so weak that he actually fell as he was leaving the hospital.So the doctors admitted Garrett for observation. They foun...

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