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What I Didn’t Learn From Being Paralyzed

A mysterious disease trapped me inside my body, and I’m still wondering why

Illustration: Alex Eben

Three years ago, I was paralyzed from the neck down for six weeks.

If you know me, you know this story. I’ve told you at a birthday party, or maybe a wedding, during a lull in the reception when everyone’s a little too drunk to really get it…




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