November 5, 2014 was the beginning of my TM journey, a day that changed my life. I had had an insignificant cold a few weeks prior and had recovered. I had no signs of weakness before my onset, little did I know this cold was the beginning of my onset. It was a normal morning. I woke up and started getting ready for school when I started to have a horrible burning feeling in my legs. I called for my brother and grandmother and by the time they arrived to help me, I could no longer bear weight. I was rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. When I arrived, the doctors asked me the same questions over and over. “Did you fall?” “Did you strain your back in any way?” My answer was no to all these questions. I had no explanation of why this could have happened. The ER doctors started me on high dose steroids, which were stopped hours later after my first MRI, when I was diagnosed with a spinal stroke. A cardiologist came and tested every vein and capillary in my body, I was put under anesthesia and had a TEE, where they looked at my heart. All of these tests were negative and they could not find any reason for my paralysis.