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Ryan Martin: Paralyzed Youth's Recovery

Ryan Martin, a 13-year-old boy, was shot in the back, paralyzed from his waist down, and confined to a wheelchair. This story reveals Ryan Martin's adaptation to a new way of life, and demonstrates how the mind can overcome the limitations of the body. This story was originally broadcast on September 12, 1987.



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