Graduate Paralyzed After Chiropractor Cuts Her Arteries Goes Home
A recent graduate who saw a chiropractor for back pain and came away with four severed arteries and paralysis has made it home after eight months in the hospital.
Caitlin Jensen, 29, suffered heart attacks and strokes after an appointment with Dr. TJ Harpham on June 16 due to back and neck pain from hours of studying. The Georgia Southern University graduate was discharged from a treatment facility on February 16 after regaining movement of her arms, legs and head.
Her mother, Darlene Jensen, has shared photos of Caitlin’s long road to recovery on a GoFundMe page, which has raised enough money to buy her a new, handicapped accessible home. Despite her condition, Caitlin appears to be smiling in multiple images, including in a wheelchair, in bed and having physical therapy.
“It struck me tonight that Caitlin will be returning home in a week – exactly 8 months to the day from the morning she went to the chiropractor,” Darlene wrote in a Feb. 9 update.
“She will return to another life, but the most important thing in all of this is that she still has a life!
“When she was in neuro-intensive care in June, we didn’t know if that would be the case or what her cognitive abilities would be like if she made it. Bringing her home next week is a gift of hope.
Launched on June 22, GoFundMe has raised more than $166,300 as of Tuesday night.
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