Paraplegic: How I Survived 3 Days In N.M. Desert - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Paraplegic: How I Survived 3 Days In N.M. Desert

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A paraplegic man, who says he was stranded in the New Mexico desert without his wheelchair, dragged himself about four miles down a dirt road over three days before a motorist stopped to help him.

Tattered and dirty, Ricky Gilmore's blue jeans tell part of the story. His body tells the rest -- the skin on his left leg and buttocks is shredded, his wrist is sprained and his kidneys are in bad shape from going without food and water.

"Ah man, I'm just a big mess. I ache and I'm just in the first stages of healing," he told The Associated Press on Tuesday from his hospital bed at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, N.M. click here to read more

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