Jen Starzec is 19 years old and lives in Illinois with her parents and five siblings. When she was 13, she was paralyzed by a rare neuroimmune disorder called Transverse Myelitis.

So far, Jen has written two books with Sarah Todd Hammer, entitled “5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury” and “Determination,” which are about their journeys with TM.

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