Unfortunately, being misdiagnosed is an unfortunate reality that some people deal with when they have a rare medical condition. This woman faced just that, but dealt with it for 33 years.

As a child, Jean Sharon Abbott was diagnosed with a rare form of cerebral palsy called spastic diplegia, making it nearly impossible for her to move her arms and legs.

Well, it turns out that the diagnosis was wrong all along. After getting another opinion, she was diagnosed with dopa-responsive dystonia. That's also a rare condition, but one that is easily treatable with medication.

Two days after starting medication, she was able to walk unassisted and now leads a pretty normal life without the pain that she had for so many years.

The lesson learned: always get a second opinion!

[CBS News]