This week, a Greenwood woman discovered she could once again bend her legs herself.
What seems like a simple movement took an enormous amount of concentration, focus and muscle therapy. But it was a huge breakthrough for Jazzmin Brown, who was paralyzed after a heroin overdose in October 2012. It’s one of many she’ll need to reach her goal of walking again.
This week, she’s wrapping up a monthlong program at Project Walk Atlanta, an intensive rehabilitation center for people with spinal injuries. Brown, 21, won’t be up and walking at the completion of her therapy. That’s a goal that could take years of hard work and training, but she’s regaining some control of her legs, which is an encouraging first step.