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How one comic illustrator bounced back from Bell's Palsy

How one comic illustrator bounced back from Bell's Palsy

Never take your smile for granted. Sharean had to overcome the fear that she wouldn't ever smile again after she developed Bell's Palsy, a condition that results in the paralysis or weakness of a person's facial muscles.  "I was afraid that I would lose my eye because I couldn't close it," she recalled. "[Because] I draw comics and art illustrations, I grew even more afraid."

How this PumpUp member defied the odds of her hip injury

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This PumpUp member defied the odds of her hip injury

If there’s anybody who’s been able to demonstrate a tremendous amount of self-love throughout the course of her lifetime, it would have to be PumpUp member surgicallyrepaired. She’s recovering from major hip surgery & 7 years of hip problems and has been making progress with incorporating running into her routine. “Even a year ago, much less seven years, I would not have been able to believe that I would be able to run again. I was 14 when I was diagnosed with my hip condition, now I’m 22 and defying all expectations. And I’m damn proud.” Keep her pumped!