Real Life Spider-Man: Paralyzed Man Walks Again Thanks To Brown Recluse Spider Bite

March 16, 2009

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David Blancarte lost the use of his legs nearly 21 years ago in a motorcycle accident. And now, thanks to the bite of brown recluse, he can walk again.

I'm here for a spider bite. I didn't know I would end up walking," says David.

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. He felt the current and the rush of a renewed sense of hope. "She says,'your nerves are alive. They're just asleep'," explained David.

Five days later David was walking.

David basks in his glory and gives a ray of hope to other hoping to walk again. The 48-year-old former boxer and dancer is taking it in stride, knowing his best days are still ahead.

David's dream is to see his 14-year-old twin daughters grow up and get married so he can walk them down the aisle and have that first dance.

Well ain't that some cockle-warming Peter Parker/John Locke shit! To tell you the truth, I haven't been having much luck with my manhood lately, and I did see a black widow out by my treefort yesterday....


UPDATE: And it just fell off. Great.

Hit the jump for a news report video for those of you who can't read.

Paraplegic Man Suffers Spider Bite, Walks Again

Thanks to Pat, Alexis and MLou, who have never been bitten by a brown recluse but have all stepped on bees.

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