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-- she won a gold medal even set a world record as a swimmer in last year's paralympics but eighteen year old Victoria Arlen streams were dashed this week.
When the International Paralympic Committee deemed her.
Ineligible why well.
Even though victorious paralyzed from the waist down the IPC ruled that her condition is not permanent guess you could walk again so Victoria joins us this morning.
Not at this hour not eligible to compete in something she was probably get a said a -- world records in Victoria first off thanks so much for joining us.
What was it like getting the news that -- we're probably not could be able to compete.
They keep having -- is devastating -- -- you know I'd change so -- and does not expecting this at all is is pretty shocking.
Describe to everybody which you've been -- ruin your life first at the age eleven.
I became paralyzed and has eleven and then certainly after that I slipped into a coma for about three areas.
And had to basically you're saying -- view everything -- talking ten moving.
And -- and then also learning how to use it without saying get to live through -- chase it's been -- I think Janie you know coming back -- You know being at that's still are about three times and be in a coma.
Getting back -- school and getting back in this sport so it's been.
It's been it's been a long -- You -- you find success in the -- you work like crazy.
Paralyzed from the waist down and you're able to have all this success in the water but the best is yet to come.
This Hopkins doctor looks that you incision or with hard work is a chance -- -- -- walk again but he never mentioned -- bin from this from the paralympics.
In coming up with that analysis.
No it -- I -- with all technology breakthroughs are having with spinal cord injuries there's hope for appearance every line and I'm a very helpful precedent and if I didn't have -- filing -- hit today.
And sell it in there as I mean there's a chance -- everyone with a lot of rehab in and different technologies.
That are coming out -- for spinal cord injuries that.
-- there is help and you know I'm always looking for -- and basically what happened is -- penalized for having hope it's incredible that these -- -- -- out.
Meanwhile here's the IPC says in the banning of Victoria are languages you failed to -- date he failed to provide conclusive.
Evidence of a permanent.
Eligible impairment the afford to -- your success despite -- you've experienced.
You can't -- we're we had.
You know I honestly don't know -- it provided.
About 75 pages of medical documents.
For last year before -- and -- they had does and he had.
New updated information because my condition and hasn't changed -- been.
I've been paralyzed for seven years and if anything you know nice condition has worsened a little -- and so.
We had some additional information because the hacked -- John -- -- To make sure that wasn't getting -- -- and that things aren't going down -- -- like they had in the past.
And none and it ended up you know I don't know what's what's now because.
It's out of my control and it there's nothing I can you at the moment.
Well the jury considering everything you've already accomplished my -- you got to prevail here and they'll they'll come to their senses that certainly our hope.
Victoria -- -- thanks so much for sharing his story.
And of course they weigh in here at FOX & Friends and tell us -- you think about this thing and -- drew continues track it.
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