Real-Life Spiderman? Man Walks Again After Being Bitten
He almost was killed from a motorcycle accident. David Blancarte managed to survive, however, it left him a paraplegic, which placed him in a wheelchair for 20 years. Soon, he was sent to the hospital after being bitten by a brown recluse spider. A brown recluse spider is one of the four spiders that are dangerous in the United States as it has necrotic venom. He survived the spider bite as well, but he went through 8 months of physical therapy to regain his strength. In one of his sessions, a nurse noticed one of Blancharte's legs twitch and then called for tests. Five days later, Blancarte was able to walk again, and doctors aren't sure how.
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