Roderick "Rod" Ball Jr. was 6 when the first tingling pain began in his leg. Although the MRIs and X-rays showed perfectly healthy legs, his pain got worse.
By the time he was 7, the pain started in his back, and doctors discovered a benign tumor growing on his spine. By fifth grade, his legs became so weak he needed crutches, then a wheelchair.
Finally, one May 2009 night in an emergency room in his hometown of Atlanta, Rod's pain became so severe that doctors could only suggest rendering...Full Story