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Paralympian begins to walk after wheelchair crash

Paralympian begins to walk again, after a bicycle accident
By: Anthony Garreffa | Current Affairs News | Posted: Dec 9, 2011 7:25 am

Dutch Paralympian, Monique van der Vorst, has begun walking again after a crash with a bicycle. In March of 2010, van der Vorst had an accident in which she was rammed by another cyclist while she was riding her hand cycle. Months after the accident she regained feeling in both her legs.

 

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After extensive rehabilitation, she took her first steps once again in July 2010. Doctors are of course baffled by her unexpected recovery, with some believing it was the trauma of the crash that jolted her body back into action.

 

She said "I wanted to jump in the air for joy." Van der Vorst has now signed with Rabobank women's professional cycling team and hopes to one day compete at the olympics.

NEWS SOURCES:Foxsports.com.au

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