Woman Was Paralyzed After Doing A Sit Up

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While doing an inverted sit up at the gym Marecelle Mancuso went flying headfirst to the floor, where, upon landing, she brokeher fifth vertebra.

“I lost all the movements from the neck down when I hit my head on the floor,” she remembered of the event. “I could move my eyes. I had to keep calm and began to pray.”

Doctors told her that she was likely going to be tetraplegic — meaning she would be paralyzed from the neck down. 

“The doctors did not know if I would walk again or if I would stay on a bed forever,” she told the Independent. With a rigorous physical therapy practice and a bit of luck, Mancuso beat the odds, posting an Instagram six months later of her walking.


I am extremely happy to receive so much affection from many places in the world! Turkey, Belgium, Austria, New Zealand, Canada, Greece, Englangd ... Thank you! You are amazing! For life to be magic, it just depends on us! Being happy is our responsibility. As long as there is life, there is chance! Be grateful for everything you have, even if it seems so little. Living is also facing loss sometimes, but being happy above all else! ❤️💙💛🙏🏻 . . . Estou extremamente feliz de receber tanto carinho de diversos lugares do mundo! Turquia, Belgica, Austria, Nova Zelandia, Canada, Grecia, Inglaterra... Muito Obrigada! Voces sao incriveis! Para a vida ser mágica, ela só depende de nós! Ser feliz é nossa responsabilidade. Enquanto houver vida, há chance! Seja grato a tudo que voce tem, mesmo que pareça tao pouco. Viver também é enfrentar perdas as vezes, mas ser feliz acima de tudo!

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