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Teen who faced paralysis to be honored at 5K

Teen who faced paralysis to be honored at 5K

Just a few years ago, Hayden Schaumburg was struggling to breathe and walk after a football injury left him paralyzed from the neck down.

But today Hayden, who was given only a slim chance of walking again by doctors at the time of his accident, works hard on his family farm, has a girlfriend and will attend the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences in Urbana come fall.

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