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How a 'Dancing With the Stars' competitor regained the ability to walk and ...

She won a gold medal and set a world record in the 2012 London Paralympics, for swimming.

The ESPN personality and former paralympian swimmer spent a decade paralyzed from the waist down.

She got ill when she was 11 years old, and it led to a series of symptoms that culminated in a diagnosis of two rare diseases: Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, which caused swelling in her brain and spinal cord.

Following the London games, Arlen joined Project Walk, a paralysis recovery center based in San Diego, which offered a useful therapy.

Victoria Arlen and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy compete on the "Dancing With the Stars" premiere.


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