Graduate paralyzed after chiropractor severed her arteries makes it home

A recent graduate who went to a chiropractor for lower back pain and came out of it with four severed arteries and paralysis has made it home after eight months hospitalized.

Caitlin Jensen, 29, suffered heart attacks and strokes after a June 16 appointment with Dr TJ Harpham for back and neck pain from studying for hours. The graduate of Georgia Southern University was discharged from a treatment facility on February 16 after regaining movement in her arms, legs and head.

Her mother, Darlene Jensen, has shared photos of Caitlin’s long road to recovery on a GoFundMe page that raised enough money for a new, handicap accessible home for her. Despite her condition, Caitlin appears to be smiling in several pictures including in a wheelchair, in bed and doing physical therapy.

‘It struck me tonight that Caitlin will return home a week from today – exactly 8 months to the day from the morning she went to the chiropractor,’ Darlene wrote in a February 9 update.

‘She will return to a different life, but the most important part in all of this is that she still has a life!

‘When she was laying in the Neuro ICU unit in June, we didn’t know if that would be the case, or what her cognitive capacity would be if she did make it. Bringing her home next week is a gift of hope.

The GoFundMe, created on June 22, has raised more than $166,300 as of Tuesday evening.

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