Beaumont Child Shows Signs Of Recovery From Paralyzing Illness

There is an update on the condition of a Texas boy, 5-year-old Braden Scott, who became paralyzed from a polio-like illness that's baffled doctors.

Braden's mother, Rachel Scott, posted on Facebook that he's taken his first steps since his diagnosis of acute flaccid myelitis in July.

AFM is mysterious illness that's paralyzing children across the country.

Doctors aren't sure why it is spreading and had no idea whether Braden would ever be able to walk again.

Read more on Braden's story here.

Full recoveries from AFM have been rare.

Rachel Scott says Braden has been able to breathe without a ventilator for 30-minute stretches, a major sign of progress.

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