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These live Asian swamp eels were imported from southeast Asia and sold in an urban food market in the U.S. Raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels could transmit a parasitic infection called gnathostomiasis to consumers, and wild eels could become widespread in some U.S. waters.   Photo by: Leo Nico , U.S. Geological Survey

Scientists Warn Consumers About Parasitic Worms From Florida

Federal scientists are warning consumers about parasitic worms found in an invasive eel species that’s made a home in Florida.

03/15/2014

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Small Number Of Children In California Get Strange, New Polio-Like Illness

In California, a rare illness is causing some children to become paralyzed and doctors still don’t know exactly what it is.

CBS Miami–02/25/2014

Aaron Willis as he heads back to school as a sophomore for the first time since being shot in the back and paralyzed. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Teen Paralyzed In Shooting Goes Back To Class

It was a morning of new classes, new friends, and new challenges for South Florida students who headed back to school Monday but for one tenth grader, the challenges were far greater as he learns to adapt to life in high school in a wheelchair. But even that can’t dampen Aaron Willis’ spirit.

CBS Miami–08/19/2013

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Paralyzed Teen Becomes Hero By Showing His Strength

A young South Florida man paralyzed by a bullet is inspiring others with his strength. Fifteen-year-old Aaron Willis was shot in Midtown in December of 2012, and has been getting used to life without the use of his legs.

CBS4–05/02/2013

Teagan Marti (Source: CBS4)

Parkland Teen Meets Therapy Dog Paid For By Charlie Sheen

A Parkland teenager teen who survived a life-altering accident on Wisconsin amusement park ride finally got to meet the companion dog that actor Charlie Sheen is funding.

CBS4–04/12/2013

Roastee Charlie Sheen arrives at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Charlie Sheen Makes Large Donation To Injured Teen Teagan Marti

When Teagan Marti came crashing down to the ground from a Wisconsin amusement park ride in 2010 she nearly lost her life. Her long and recovery has inspired everyone involved in it and now has a big donation from an unlikely celebrity.

CBS Miami–02/15/2013

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Teen Shot While Riding Bike Looking For Answers

Aaron Willis, 15, remains in the hospital Friday more than a week after he was shot while riding his bike. Willis may never walk again because the bullet that hit him did extensive damage to his spine.

CBS Miami–12/28/2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: Eric LeGrand #52 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights enters the stadium to be honored on Senior's Day at center field with head coach Greg Schiano of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights before a game against Cincinnati Bearcats at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. LeGrand was paralyzed during a kickoff return in October 2010. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bucs Announce Signing Of DT Eric LeGrand

Pro sports often gets a bad rap for the number of arrests and bad behavior of the players and teams. But sometimes, a team does something that has the potential to inspire millions.

CBS4–05/02/2012

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Oakland Park Woman Summons Strength After Tragedy

Christine Kent’s story is one of survival and inspiration.

CBS4–05/11/2011

Maria Chomos, 14, has lived with paralysis for the past four years. She is now able to walk after her surgery. (Source: CBS4)

Daring Procedure Allows Bolivian Girl To Walk

Born with a condition that led to paralysis that doctors deemed untreatable, a Bolivian girl was able to walk for the first time in four years after receiving surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Miami.

CBS4–01/26/2011

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