It’s 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri, and Doug Lindsay is a college student embarking on his senior year. But after just one day of classes, he collapses – the start of a mysterious illness that will change the course of his life for good. And for the next 11 years, he struggles to overcome a disorder that nobody can explain.
Before long, Lindsay’s mysterious affliction had taken away his ability to walk or stand for more than a short period of time. In fact, it derailed his entire adult life. Rendered bedridden, he depended on doctors to find a cure – but none of them had any idea what was wrong.