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He has been confined to a wheelchair for 20 years. Now a paraplegic man is walking again, and his doctors call it a miracle. CBS13 went to Manteca to find out how a spider bite helped get him back on his feet.
A motorcycle accident almost killed David 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 the spider bite. A Brown Recluse [spider] sent him to the hospital, then to rehab for eight months.
A nurse noticed David's leg spasm and ran a test on him.
"When they zapped my legs, I felt the current, I was like 'whoa' and I yelled," he says.
"She says,'your nerves are alive. They're just asleep'," explained David.
Five days later David was walking.