Girl Once Paralyzed Stands, Brings Nurse to Tears

Bailey Murrill suffered mystery paralysis for 11 days
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2015 11:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Internet is feeling rather appreciative of nurses after an emotional video was posted online. It begins as Bailey Murrill speeds down a hospital hallway in a wheelchair, 11 days after she suffered complete paralysis from the waist down, the Independent reports. Doctors weren't sure what caused the sudden paralysis, which left her unable to walk, and Murrill's favorite nurse had been praying for her to recover. So when feeling returned to her legs, Murrill decided to surprise the woman. She stood from her wheelchair to accept a hug from the nurse as she began her shift, causing the woman to scream and burst into tears of joy.

"Yes, thank you Lord! Thank you!" the nurse says. "I'm so happy for you." She had no idea "that Bailey had started walking this day," Murrill's mom wrote on YouTube. "The day before Bailey still had no feeling or movement in her legs," she tells the Independent. It still isn't clear what caused Murrill's condition. The video has been viewed nearly 4 million times over six days, with comments ranging from "This woman is the kind of person we should all try to emulate" to "I love humans again." (A paralyzed groom walked down the aisle with help from a bionic exoskeleton.)

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