Vanessa Lupian’s metabolic condition forced her to have an extremely limited diet. She was born with maple syrup urine disease, which made it impossible for her body to break down proteins. Eating the wrong food would land her in the hospital with serious, sometimes life-threatening complications. A liver transplant was essentially the only way to..
After a car accident fractured Laura Dominguez’s back, Doctors told her that she would never walk again. The damage to her spinal cord left her paralyzed below the neck, but she refused to accept the prognosis, and with the help of her mother, she moved to San Diego where she could undergo extensive physical therapy..