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Easily clip, save and share what you find with family and friends. Easily download and save what you find. In May, espnW’s weekly essay series will focus on new beginnings and changes. This week, Victoria Arlen writes about learning to walk after spending 10 years paralyzed in a wheelchair.
Paralympian swimmer Victoria Arlen attends The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. I was told it couldn’t be done. But on March 3, 2016, after spending 10 years in a wheelchair paralyzed from the waist down, I took my first steps without assistance. That was no easy task. But first, let me take a step back. When I was 11, I got sick.
My back and side ached, so doctors took out my appendix. Then my legs began giving out. Within two weeks, I lost all feeling and function in my legs. Next, my hands stopped working.
I couldn’t control my arms, couldn’t swallow properly or find the right words when I wanted to speak. It was as if someone was slowly shutting down the switches on the circuit board that controlled my body and brain. I was slowly slipping away from my family. Two years later, I woke up inside a body that could not move. I could hear the conversations going on around me, but I had no way of alerting anyone that I was aware they were there.
It took three years for doctors to diagnose me with two equally rare conditions: Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, autoimmune disorders that caused swelling in my brain and spinal cord. I’ve since learned that, had my doctors diagnosed me correctly in 2006, a steroid injection could have prevented all of this. But at the time of my diagnosis, they offered my family little hope. They told them I would be a vegetable for the rest of my life. But my parents believed in me.
They set up a hospital room in our house in New Hampshire, and took care of me. My three brothers — I’m a triplet and we have an older brother — talked to me and kept me in the know about what was going on outside of my room. They empowered me to fight and get stronger. They didn’t know I could hear them, but I could. One month after taking my first steps, I posed for a new ESPN portrait without my wheelchair. Then, in December 2009, I made eye contact with my mom. Slowly over the next year, I began coming back to life.
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