Vital Signs: Paralyzed by Faith

A Mormon missionary suddenly can’t move his legs. What can his 
doctors do to help him walk again? 

By Beverly Purdy|Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Medivac helicopter made a noisy descent to the landing pad at University Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The patient on board was on the final leg of a long journey home from South Africa. Jeremy Clark, an ambitious 23-year-old college graduate, had been on a Mormon mission in Johannesburg when he awoke one day unable to move his legs. He was briefly hospitalized there, but the South African doctors could not explain his sudden paralysis and found no evidence of injury or infection, so he ...

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