When Morgan Trosper shared a selfie on July 9, she didn’t know she was in the midst of a medical crisis.
The Louisville 17-year-old just felt funny and decided to tell her friends. “My body is doing something weird,” she typed. “My fingers, toes and tongue have started going numb.”
Initially, she wasn’t that alarmed. “You know how when your leg goes to sleep? That’s how it felt.”
But over the next several days, a crippling weakness began to progressively paralyze her limbs.