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Life After Lightning—Why Survivors Made Their Own Support Group

What does it feel like to be struck by something five times hotter than the surface of the sun? At the Lightning Strike and Electrical Shock Survivors Conference in Virginia, many survivors believe they live with an "invisible illness," which causes migraines, chronic pain and other ailments that prevent any semblance of normalcy. Steve Marshburn, who was struck in 1969, started the survivors group for the rare few who have had an electric charge run through their bodies—and lived to tell the story.

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