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She’s a world record holder.
And a gold medal winner.
But Victoria Arlen will have to sit out the Montreal Paralympic Games.
A rare illness left the Exeter, New Hampshire woman paralyzed from the waist down 7 years ago.
A recent medical report found she might be able to walk again if she had years of physical therapy.
The International Paralympic Committee says that makes her ineligible to compete.
The IPC says there’s no “conclusive evidence of a permanent eligible impairment.”
Arlen was shocked by the decision saying “I am being penalized for having hope.”
Should Arlen be penalized on the possibility that she COULD walk again one day?