Woman left paralyzed after falling in pool is now walking, working out after years in wheelchair

Woman left paralyzed after falling in pool is now walking, working out after years in wheelchair

Lauren LaPorta was just 11 years old when she slipped and fell into her family's pool, leaving her with a spinal injury and the prospect that she may never walk again.

But now, the 28-year-old guidance counselor from Bergenfield, New Jersey, has achieved what once seemed impossible: Walking up stairs, working out three times a week and dropping 40 pounds in just five months.

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