MANTECA, CA (KOVR) - A Manteca, California man has been confined to a wheelchair for 20 years. Now, this paraplegic man is walking again, and his doctors call it a miracle.
A motorcycle accident almost killed David Blancarte 21 years ago. At the time, he might have wished he was dead. Ever since, David's been relying on his wheelchair to get around. Then came the spider bite. A brown recluse sent him to the hospital, then to rehab for eight months. A nurse noticed David's leg spasm and ran a test on him. He felt the current and the rush of a renewed sense of hope. Five days later, David was walking. Now, David is out of the hospital and on his feet and walking.