Youth Expects Research to Find a Cure for His Paralysis
Patton, Charlie, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Charlie Patton
Jason Armitage was 7 years old when his life changed.
He was running across a soccer field, chasing the ball, when he collided violently with another player.
At first, he appeared unharmed. He even finished the game.
Later he developed a terrible headache, so his mother took him to an emergency room. But doctors failed to correctly diagnose and treat his injuries.
Six weeks later, a blood clot triggered a massive stroke, which left Jason paralyzed from the nose down.
His last memory of life as it used to be was sitting on the front steps of his home, eating barbecue potato chips.
Jason later …
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Publication information: Article title: Youth Expects Research to Find a Cure for His Paralysis. Contributors: Patton, Charlie - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 1, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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