Woman defies odds after spinal diagnosis to land career as model

February 2, 2015 5:03 PM

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Woman defies odds after spinal diagnosis to land career as model

By the time Katie Knowles was 15, a rare spinal condition had caused her to lose the feeling in her toes, feet and thighs. Knowles was diagnosed with disc degenerative disease and spinal stenosis— typically found only in elderly patients— and underwent an operation to remove a slipped disc, but it was unsuccessful.

Doctors began preparing her for a life in which she would possibly never walk again, The Daily Mirror reported.

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