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Woman with spinal cord injury refuses to give up

West Virginians who have suffered a permanent disability know how difficult it can be to bounce back and reclaim any semblance of normalcy in their lives. On the other hand, some people are able move past such a devastating injury and improve their lives and the people around them. Such is the case for one woman whose story was covered in a recent article - she refuses to let her spinal cord injury keep her on the sidelines.

The 40-year-old mother of two teenagers was riding her bicycle when an 82-year-old woman ran her car into the woman. As is the case with too many car and bicycle accidents, the rider sustained life-changing injuries as a result of the accident. Doctors told the woman that her spinal cord was severed and she would never walk again.

Regardless of that gloomy prognosis, the woman was unwilling to give up. Her determination is not surprising given that she once competed in and finished an Ironman race consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bicycle ride and a 26.2 mile run. Since the accident, which was just nine months ago, she has already started walking in braces and is starting to try walking with crutches. She vows to one day finish another Ironman competition.

Despite the mother's strides, her path toward recovery has not been easy. In addition to the physical difficulties her medical expenses have piled up fast. Her community has helped organize an event, the third of its kind, to help her raise money for those expenses.

The courageous woman in this case has her community to rally around her. Most people who suffer debilitating spinal cord injuries cannot count on such support. However, victims of someone else's negligence may be able to recover compensation from the negligent party. This can be crucial in helping the victim to pay their bills and to move on with their lives as best as possible.

Source: Valley Morning Star, "Team Monica: Monica Caban," Travis M. Whitehead, July 18, 2013

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