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Olympian Who Severed Her Spine Sits Up In Hospital Published: June 12, 2014

A six-time US Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer who severed her spinal cord in a quad-bike accident is now sitting up in hospital, according to BBC News.

Amy Van Dyken, 41, told emergency responders she could not feel her legs after hitting a curb in Arizona while driving home from dinner on Friday.

She posted photos of herself sitting up in bed and smiling on Wednesday.

H/T: Newser
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