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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Strange Refuge, Sweet Almost
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Veronica has a difficult childbirth needing a Caesarian section. Somehow, the operation or the anaesthetic goes wrong, and her lower half is left numb and paralysed. She never sees her baby boy, Benjamin, who was born with unspecified disabilities.

Despite endless tests and physiotherapy, Veronica doesn't regain her ability to walk, and the doctors can't identify why. She's left in the hospital without a cure in sight.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Lower body paralysis after childbirth.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

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