At thirteen months old, Zander went from a walking, running and climbing baby to a paraplegic in a few short hours. Zander was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a rare disease that affects the spinal cord, the part of the nervous system that carries messages to and from the brain. He was treated at Levine Children’s Hospital and spent three weeks there for inpatient rehab. Recovery from AFM is unknown. Zander continues to make slow but steady progress.