Stress causes Crestview woman’s mysterious paralysis

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 03:10 PM.

She recently had more lengthy loss of feeling in her right arm and endured a brief stint at North Okaloosa Medical Center’s intensive care unit after having trouble breathing.

She has visited several medical specialists, including physical therapists and chiropractors. The recovery process has been slow, but there have been strides. In March, she regained use of her right arm.

"I was reaching for something in my sleep, and it jarred me," Pate said. "O-M-G was all I could say."

Pate and her husband, Bryant, believe their Christian faith will allow her to walk soon.   

"I am confident that something will happen soon," she said.

For now, she hopes to walk for a daughter’s upcoming birthday party and an upcoming wedding anniversary.

"We are just praying; that is our goal," Bryant said. "I don't know how deep (everyone's) faith is, but that is how deep our faith is."

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