A Walking Miracle

I was in Singapore in October of 2001 to perform in the musical Judah Ben Hur. Before I met Art Sanborn I was told that I would never guess that he was a quadraplegic and had no feeling in much of his body. I thought, "Yeah, right!" It was well into my conversation with him at a dinner thrown for newly arrived cast members that his name came up and it dawned on me that the guy standing before me, munching from his plate of hors d'oeuvres, was the quadraplegic, Art Sanborn! He'd been injured to the same severity as Christopher Reeve, but his strength, coordination and feeling were miraculously returning.

Today he's running 12-minute miles and continues to have feeling return. He's just come out with a book about the experience: A Walking Miracle.

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