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Sarah Ellis suffered a spinal cord injury at the beginning of the year and has been re-learning how to walk in the months since. But her story gets crazier than that. After emergency surgery to preserve mobility and a number of days in the hospital she was transferred to a rehab facility where the nurses noticed she seemed short of breath. An ultrasound revealed 15 blood clots in her legs and lungs—a rare side effect from the common blood thinner she'd been put on. She nearly died. After another emergency surgery to remove the clots she spent more time in the hospital and then it was back to the live-in rehab facility. I've been following her journey on social media and wondered how she manages to maintain such a seemingly positive attitude. We talked about all this, her experiences as an Apple Genius, IVF, dogs, musical theater and more.
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