Whoa! This is crazy!
A New Zealand woman was temporarily partially paralyzed by a hickey on her neck given to her by her partner.
The woman went to the ER after experiencing loss of movement in her left arm while watching television.
Doctors concluded that she suffered from a mild stroke, but were confused as to how it happened. Once they found a small vertical bruise on her neck near a major artery, they concluded that the hickey had created a clot in the artery.
The doctors added:
"Because it was a love bite there would be a lot of suction. Because of the physical trauma it had made a bit of bruising inside the vessel. There was a clot in the artery underneath where the hickey was. We looked around the medical literature and that example of having a love bite causing something like that hasn't been described before."
Wow! Glad she's okay! Who knew a hickey could do such damage?
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Ugh! So sad!
A Virginia bride-to-be was paralyzed after being playfully pushed into the pool by one of her bridesmaids.
Most would assume she'd be angry and bitter, but the bride, Rachelle Friedman, seems to be dealing with her new life accordingly and is such an inspiration for anyone who has ever had anything terrible happen to them.
Check out her story above.
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It is still not clear whether Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand will be completely paralyzed.
Some people only suffer incomplete spinal cord injuries, which allows movement to come back. However it is still too soon to know what type Eric LeGrand is dealing with.
In 2000, freshman Adam Taliaferro was paralyzed after a tackle. Doctors thought he would never walk again, but only four months later he walked out onto the field with his team.
He began the Taliaferro Foundation which offers support for student athletes who suffer serious injuries.
He has reached out to the LeGrand family and hopes Eric will be able to pull through and join his team back out there eventually!
We all do!
Get better Eric, you can do it!
[Image via AP Images.]
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Poor girl! Freak accidents like this just shouldn't happen.
A rep for the Indiana Occupation Safety and Health Administration has announced to sources that after a thorough investigation into the accident that left poor Transformers extra Gabriella Cedillo paralyzed, they have determined that the producers "operated by the book" and that the fatal stunt was a "unfortunate and unforeseeable accident."
Authorities have concluded that the tow cable snapped and slice open the young woman's skull " "due to the failure of a weld connecting a car to a cable. The weld was made by a certified welder and all necessary safety precautions were in place."
A lot of good that information does to the poor girl whose left side of her body will never move again.
We can't imagine the kind of pain she must be going through.
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