Offbeat Paralyzed rugby player can run again: "A miracle cure"
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His wife speaks of a "miracle cure", the victim himself can hardly believe his luck: Almost two months after his severe spinal injury, he meanwhile paralyzed from the neck down, the 27-year-old New Zealand rugby player Michael Fatialofa can run independently again.
"You are an eyewitness to a miracle that even the medical team cannot explain," his wife Tatiana wrote on Instagram and provided a video that shows her walking slowly in the garden of a clinic with her husband. Ten weeks ago, her husband was a nursing case, "completely paralyzed from the neck down, and now that".
Because of the corona pandemic, Tatiana is currently only allowed to visit her Michael in the hospital in exceptional cases. A charity game scheduled for Fatialofa's benefit on April 11 was also canceled. The season in the UK's first rugby league, in which Fatialofa plays for the Worcester Warriors, is currently suspended until April 14th.
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