Woman competes in weightlifting event after overcoming disease

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.

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

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