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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Samantha Burns

My life completely changed at 21

My name is Samantha, I'm 21 years old and I have Cauda Equina Syndrome which is a spinal cord injury. I never thought a few weeks after I turned 21 my life would change from how I knew it. I went in for a normal procedure called a blood patch... two days later I lost feeling from the belly button down. The blood patch went terribly wrong and ended up having a chemical reaction with my spinal cord nerves. Now they are under extreme pressure and very inflamed. I have nerve damage in my bowels and bladder and my strength is at an all time low! I'm currently relearning how to walk! Even through all of this craziness, I haven't given up! I keep a huge smile on my face and I fight through the pain. This hasn't brought me down or changed my attitude. I know I will beat this and one day be able to run and walk again! I absolutely can not wait to get back in the gym every day. I am a champion!

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