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Former Jet Who Overcame Paralysis Killed in Car Wreck

Dennis Byrd was an inspiration for far more than anything he ever accomplished on a football field. He was able to walk again. And with each step he took toward recovery from paralysis while guided by his always-present faith, Byrd defied doctors' grim predictions and became a symbol of perseverance...
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