After a mysterious illness paralyzed her son, this mom turned to polio survivors for answers


( CNN) Erin Olivera didn’t know where to turn.

But that was the problem. Lucian was one of the first children around the United States to be diagnosed with a paralyzing disease called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.

Erin Olivera

Even on Facebook, his mother couldn’t find kindred souls.

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