Hogan Gorman had been modeling all over Europe before she decided to settle down and pursue an acting career in New York City. Once in the United States, she became the typical aspiring actress: doing auditions and taking classes by day and waitressing at night.
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Then Gorman, who did not have health insurance, was struck by a car traveling 40 miles per hour. The accident left her mostly disabled and with short-term memory loss. Her book, Hot Cripple, is the story of her fight to get the care she needed from the health care system and her struggle to rebuild her career — and maintain a positive attitude — in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
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