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Paralyzed girl, 17, continues progress

Published: August 17, 2012

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UNION — It hasn’t been easy, but 17-year-old Abby Marsh is slowly making progress.

The senior soccer star from Ryle High School was a passenger in a pickup truck on May 21 near Warsaw when the truck slid off the slick road and hit a tree.

Abby suffered a severe spinal cord injury, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down, and had to undergo an immediate 12-hour surgery to reconstruct her neck.

Today, she has movement in her arms and is in very good spirits. She has a long road ahead but is ready for the challenge.

“She has a great attitude,” said her mother, Reta Marsh, “and she believes in the power of faith.”