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Quadriplegic

Rob Komosa (CBS File Photo)

Paralyzed Former High School Football Player Rob Komosa Dies

After a more than 13-year struggle with the complications of paralysis suffered during a high school football practice, a young man from the northwest suburbs has died.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2013

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Quadriplegic Man Rescued From South Side Fire

A mattress fire at a home on the South Side Sunday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters, who also rescued a quadriplegic man from the home and took him to a local hospital to make sure he was not injured.

05/06/2012

Ryan Marron, a police officer from Perth, Australia, traveled to Chicago to visit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for treatment after he was bitten by a mosquito, resulting in encephalitis that left him paralyzed and unable to speak. (Credit: CBS)

Disabled Australia Cop Comes To Chicago For Rehab

It happened in the Australian wilderness. A young police officer was bitten by a mosquito and became immobilized, a quadriplegic who also cannot speak. Now he has traveled from down under to Chicago. Here, police officer Ryan Marron hopes he can regain what was lost.

CBS 2–03/28/2012