Chillicothe man paralyzed in sledding accident warns of dangers

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January 24, 2007 is a day Jeremy Pauley will never forget."When my friends came over I said I think I broke my neck," he recalls.He was right. He was laying in the snow unable to breathe and motionless. He had gone down a hill on his plastic sled head first."I laid down stomach first and went down and instantly stopped abruptly and thought I thought a friend had thrown a snowball or something and when I opened my eyes and couldn't move my body was numb," he said.His neck was broken, his spinal cord crushed. He's had 65 surgeries since. His dream of going to college ended.Pauley says the hill he went down that day was actually a dirt pile left by the city of Circleville."Two or three days after my accident the city stored it behind a locked fence,"...

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Chillicothe man paralyzed in sledding accident warns of dangers

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