Why does Charles Krauthammer use a wheelchair?


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Charles Krauthammer uses a wheelchair because he was paralyzed in a diving board accident while attending Harvard Medical School. Krauthammer was only in his early 20s and has been confined to a wheelchair since the accident.

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Political commentator for FOX News, Charles Krauthammer lost the use of his legs when he dove headfirst into a pool, hitting the bottom and damaging his spinal cord. After his recovery, he continued his education and graduated Harvard Medical School in 1975 and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. A licensed physician, Krauthammer is a columnist and author and has won the Pulitzer Prize for his work.

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