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May/June 2018 Issues
I thought I’d done everything right: breastfeeding my children, a careful diet, plenty of exercise. I wasn’t overweight and didn’t have a family history. I bought BPA-free bottles for my filtered water. But on a visit to the radiology department last spring, a pair of red brackets highlighted something worrisome on the ultrasound monitor.
April 12, 2018
Amanda Boxtel was 24 years old when she lay in a hospital bed, unable to move her legs. A doctor came in to tell her she would never walk again—that her skiing accident had shattered four vertebrae and she was paralyzed from the waist down. Despite her injury, Boxtel didn’t stop living life. In the 26 years since, she’s had many adventures: skiing, mountain biking, parasailing, traveling the world.
April 4, 2018