Paul Stickler

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My story actually began on September 9,2001. Morgan Stanley sent me to NYC for a financial class. It sounded great so why wouldn't I? I cheerfully got off the plane and traveled to my hotel.
September 11 arrived with speed,
And I early sat down with my peers
In Tower Two the 61st floor of
The World Trade Center. 
In July of 2004 I became a firefighter. We were all so happy and proud. I remember that day
And the reason I got there. As I went down the stairs that fateful day on 9/11/01 , I brushed arms with the bravest fighters of all.
I thought to myself--I am going down to my destiny. They are going up to theirs and will never come down.
2015 came fast, and I found myself in a confused state with my friends and family in tears around me. Autoimmune encephalitis had attacked me and I had been intubated, had a tracheotomy, and was in a comma.
When I made it home months later
The seizures never stopped. My family left and my home was sold.
I went to stay at my parents by November 2018.
Only fate would have it! I was Ill ,
Had a gran mal, and flew out the 2nd story window. As luck would have it, I broke my back and became paraplegic at age 50. Still my seizures never stopped.
Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Arizona is
Fantastic.  The epilepsy docs are
Top notch, and I am happy to have an extra special one-Dr. Drazkowski. He's looked after me
Crisis after crisis since 2013.

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