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6-year-old girl takes first steps after being paralyzed in freak accident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 6-year-old girl from California who was paralyzed last year in a freak accident has taken her first steps in Louisville.

Eden Hoelscher was in her living room in May when her mom says she tried to do a backbend. Doctors say that caused her to hyper-extend her spine, which then cut off the artery to her spinal cord.

She was left paralyzed from the waist down.

The family moved to Louisville so that Eden could have surgery at the Frazier Rehab Institute. 

People Magazine reported that Eden took her first steps since the accident Thursday night. 

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