In 2013, Jazzmin Peluchette was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called neuromyelitis optica (NMO). NMO is an autoimmune disorder with an unknown cause. She suffered an exceptionally severe seizure rendering her quadriplegic, blind in both eyes and intubated. She battled for her life for the first 17 days. Today, Jazzmin, seen here with two of her roommates, Janine Wettergren and Karina Azevedo, is doing well at FIU as a junior and has regained all but her legs' mobility.
In 2013, Jazzmin Peluchette was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called neuromyelitis optica (NMO). NMO is an autoimmune disorder with an unknown cause. She suffered an exceptionally severe seizure rendering her quadriplegic, blind in both eyes and intubated. She battled for her life for the first 17 days. Today, Jazzmin, seen here with two of her roommates, Janine Wettergren and Karina Azevedo, is doing well at FIU as a junior and has regained all but her legs' mobility. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF
In 2013, Jazzmin Peluchette was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called neuromyelitis optica (NMO). NMO is an autoimmune disorder with an unknown cause. She suffered an exceptionally severe seizure rendering her quadriplegic, blind in both eyes and intubated. She battled for her life for the first 17 days. Today, Jazzmin, seen here with two of her roommates, Janine Wettergren and Karina Azevedo, is doing well at FIU as a junior and has regained all but her legs' mobility. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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