Inspiring story of sledge goalie Paul Rosen

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Gary Kingston in today’s Vancouver sun has an inspiring story about Canadian sledge hockey goalie Paul Rosen and how he triumphed to overcome injury, addiction and find the love of his life:

…But in 1997, the weakened leg broke again when he simply stood up at a German airport. During the next 18 months, his health deteriorated as doctors operated 14 more times and tried to combat a staph infection with myriad medications and painkillers, to which he eventually became addicted.

In 1999, doctors told him they had to amputate or he’d be dead in three months.

Read the full story here.

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