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Denver Marathon: Man Overcomes Paralysis To Participate

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His right knee ached because of a ligament strain, and his groin stung because of a hernia diagnosed just last Tuesday, but those were hardly the biggest obstacles Steve Baker overcame to run the Denver Marathon on Sunday.

Thirteen months ago, Baker was paralyzed after diving into a swimming pool and hitting the bottom with his head. Two cervical vertebrae were fractured, requiring emergency spinal fusion surgery. Awakening with no feeling in his arms or legs, and immobilized by a halo brace, Baker was forced to contemplate the prospect of life in a wheelchair.

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