Local woman credits foreign stem cell surgery for recovery


<p>TEMPERANCE, MI — Cortney Hoffman is on the road to recovery.&nbsp; Nearly seven years ago the then 16-year-old rolled from Temperance her car, crushing her spine and becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down.&nbsp; Now, twice a week in two-hour increments she works out with trainers at the YMCA.</p> <p>&ldquo;We work out in the chapel so we don’t have to go to church on Sundays,&rdquo; Hoffman laughs.</p> <p>Her spirits are high and she believes she will someday…</p>