It was September 16, 1985. Doctors struggled to insert a tracheotomy tube back into Trevor Horn’s throat. It had almost been an hour, and the 13-month old with the underdeveloped lungs was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen. If it took any longer for the staff at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center to re-insert the tube, he would die. Finally, after an hour of work, the tube was back in place. Unfortunately, the damage was already done: Trevor — the son of famed Motown producer and engineer Lawrence Horn — was a quadriplegic.
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