Athlete that was once partially paralyzed defies odds, competes in CrossFit Games

On Jan. 25, 2019, JCruz Gudino’s life changed forever. “I woke up, went to the gym and went to work, and then to lunch. After a phone call with the boss, I got this excruciating pain in the center of my back,” he said. After a trip to the hospital, they discovered inflammation of his spinal cord, as he was paralyzed from the T5 vertebrae down. “The official diagnosis, transverse myelitis. To my understanding, 3% of population get it, and within that 3%, another 1% get it with no cause, and I’m that 1%,” Gudino said. See more in the video above.

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