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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Personal tragedy leads to life of healing

Vive Studios opens in Dayton


Michele Smith

Levi Sowerby led a group through one of the exercises on the 25 minute circuit at Vive Studios, which was featured at last week's Cup of Joe.

DAYTON-When Levi Sowerby was given the news that he wouldn't walk again he got to work exploring alternative methods of healing, and within one year of receiving that diagnosis, it no longer applied.

In 2005, 17-year-old high school gymnast Sowerby was representing the state of Texas at the National High School Gymnastics Invitational in Orlando, Fla., when things went awry for him. Sowerby was warming up for floor competition with a double back flip when he felt something in his spine slip.

"When I went and got it checked out by the doctors, they said, at most, you have two weeks to walk...

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