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Landon Johnson

Landon, 8, recovering from transverse myelitis.

8-Year-Old Paralyzed By Rare Disease Recovering Slowly

An eight-year-old Grosse Ile boy is still re-learning to walk after he was paralyzed by a rare disease. Landon Johnson couldn’t walk after the antibodies his body created to fight a common childhood virus began attacking his spine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2012

Landon, 8, recovering from transverse myelitis.

Rare Disease Temporarily Paralyzes 8-Year-Old

Landon’s doctor says he developed Transverse Myelitis … a condition where the antibodies produced to fight one illness, even the common cold, turn on the body and attack the spine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2011