Eric LeGrand has reason to believe

Updated: October 14, 2011, 11:33 AM ET
Associated Press

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Eric LeGrand makes this face sometimes. He scrunches up his nose and mouth, wiggles them a bit, stretches them from side to side.

He's got an itch. He can't scratch it because he is paralyzed below the shoulders.

If his mom was close by, he'd rub his face against her chest, shoulder or arm. He does that with his girlfriend, too. He'll even do it to one of his physical therapists now and again.

But when no one is close enough, he just makes that face.

"I ...

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