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In October of 2010, Kim Carpenter was shot six times in the chest and abdomen and left for dead. She went into a coma, and doctors gave her little chance to live. When she awoke and it became clear that she'd survive, they told her she'd never walk again.
Today, less than three years later, Kim continues to defy the odds, and is living a full, independent life in a Binghamton, New York suburb. In the last six months she won a scholarship that will help her to go back to school, gave the first (of what she hopes to be many) motivational speeches, and has begun walking up to 500 feet with the help of her physical therapists.
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Thanks to writer Nate Herpich for writing this story for us.
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