This excerpt is from an article published by Anna Medaris Miller in The Washington Post

When Chris Kaag boarded a flight to the Cayman Islands for a scuba diving trip in May 2011, his legs stayed straight when he wanted them to bend and his feet flopped inward. He used two canes to move forward and cursed his feet dragging behind….

In a pilot study that included Kaag and eight veterans who were paralyzed while in the military, the Hopkins research team compared physical and psychological measurements collected on the first day of the trip with readings taken after the group became scuba-certified, just five days later.

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