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Paralyzed but Determined to Walk, and to Help Others Too

Published: December 5, 2012

Walking With Anthony helps those with spinal cord injuries

Nearly three years ago, Anthony Purcell thought he was dying.

He dove into the Florida surf and didn’t come back up. He couldn’t move at all. His neck was broken, his spinal cord injured.

He was paralyzed, he learned in the hospital after a cousin pulled him from the water. But “paralyzed” is a word his family refuses to say, and a prognosis the Purcells refuse to accept.

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