07/07/13 - 8:00am
Her paralysis started with a pinch between the shoulder blades.
But she didn’t think much of it; her twin boys were turning one and as a new mother, pain was common.
Then her legs began shaking, and her fingers numbed. Out of control, lying in bed, she became nervous.
So she called her mom and they drove to Central Peninsula Hospital, all the while her spine swelling, choking her nervous system.
About four hours later, back in May 2005, then 21-year-old Maggie Winston burst into Providence Alaska Medical Center. She couldn’t walk, but her arms still functioned.