Woman competes in weightlifting event after overcoming disease

A Warwick woman who overcame a crippling disease is fighting to win the USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships in Kansas City. Allie Wiseman was diagnosed

Allie Wiseman was diagnosed in October 2015 with transverse myelitis, a neurological disease in which the spinal cord is inflamed. Sixteen months ago, she could barely lift her legs, let alone 99 pounds.

Allie Wiseman was diagnosed in October 2015 with transverse myelitis, a neurological disease in which the spinal cord is inflamed. Sixteen months ago, she could barely lift her legs, let alone 99 pounds. (2/16/17)

WARWICK - A Warwick woman who overcame a crippling disease is fighting to win the USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships in Kansas City.

Allie Wiseman was diagnosed in October 2015 with transverse myelitis, a neurological disease in which the spinal cord is inflamed. Sixteen months ago, she could barely lift her legs, let alone 99 pounds.

“I had to choose to just sit in bed or push myself to get my strength back,” she says.

The 19-year-old college student got out of bed and got to work, training at Intrepid Strength and Conditioning in Warwick four days a week.

She’s now headed to Kansas City next week, ready to compete after winning a battle with her health.

Wiseman will compete next week in the 58-kilogram or 128-pound class.

 

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