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Family, friends struggle for answers after CA man who survived war injury paralyzed at party
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) ' Christopher Sullivan's family and friends figured the soldier had already been through one of the most difficult challenges he could face when he survived a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan last year.
Now the 22-year-old Army specialist from San Bernardino is facing an even greater one.
Sullivan lies in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the neck down, after he was shot trying to break up a fight at his welcome home party last week.
Friends of the soldier say it was a miracle he survived that suicide bombing that killed six of his fellow soldiers. It left him with broken bones and a brain injury that took months to heal.
This week they are praying for another miracle, one that will let him walk again.