A Teenager and TM

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News November 2013

Teen overcomes obstacles.

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One day, Hannah Rose put on her jeans and hoodie, fixed her hair and took a last look in the mirror before heading downstairs. Little did she know that was the last time she would be able to walk down a flight of stairs. And she never saw that bedroom again.

At age 15, Rose developed a pain in her back and went into the hospital. Within days she was paralyzed from the neck down as a result of transverse myelitis (TM).

Despite disability and depression, Rose earned a degree, found a job with the police, and enjoys an active social life. Hannah, Same Both Ways is her story.

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