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Hunger Games romp leaves newly returned missionary paralyzed

She scampered up the tree, lithe, fit and healthy one day in early June, part of a mock "Hunger Games," romp among a group of friends in Provo Canyon.

Tere Parra admits she's no monkey, but she's climbed many a tree before, dangling in the leaves, balancing on branches, reaching toward the sky.

So 20 feet up, when the branch gave way and she began to fall, it was disbelief that hit her hard and suddenly, long before the unforgiving ground snapped her spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

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