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Paralyzed after a boating accident, Coral Springs teen survived and is fighting to walk again

Jose Manuel Castro

As the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports, 19-year-old Jose Castro has been living with paralysis since falling off a boat in December 2020 while on his winter break. He is fighting to walk again.

Jose has survived a spinal fracture, surgeries, collapsed lungs, pneumonia, and COVID-19.

He is fundraising with Help Hope Live for the sky-high costs associated with a spinal cord injury.


Written by Emily Progin

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