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Byline: Linda Shrieves
ORLANDO, Fla. _ On a summer day in 1994, Charles Nanney awoke, raring to spend a day at the beach.
But the 29-year-old Miami-Dade police officer felt strange. He was dazed and, when he tried to get up, his side was numb. Convinced he simply had slept in an odd position, he pushed the thought away and rolled out of bed.
But when he tried to stand, he collapsed. His wife, Olga, struggled to pull him back into bed. Nanney rested, then tried to get up again. This time, the left side of his body froze. He crashed to the floor and couldn't move.
"Call rescue," he muttered to his wife, using one side of his mouth.
"I was freaked out …