Paralyzed Man Gives Up Chance To Walk For This

Paula Thomas | February 24th, 2014

Dan Black became paralyzed in 2009 due to an accident. He lost all feeling from his chest downward and one of his arms. He was able to raise over $20,000 for a stem cell surgery that would give him the chance to walk again. But instead of using the money for that surgery, he decided to donate it to a young boy, Brecon Vaughan, who had cerebral palsy. Although Dan was only 25 years old, he knew what it felt like to be able to walk and wanted to give that opportunity to Brecon.

Here is Dan (right) with his new friend, Brecon (left)
Here is Dan (right) with his new friend, Brecon (left)

Brecon has a condition called rare spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. It is different from normal cerebral palsy in that it causes stiffness in his legs, poor balance and coordination. Walking on his own is an extremely difficult task but Dan knew that Brecon’s chance of successfully walking after surgery is a lot higher than his.

Brecon with his walker
Brecon with his walker

Because of Dan’s compassionate gesture, Brecon has a chance to live a normal life and be able to walk without assistance for the first time in his life. Dan’s act of kindness is by far the greatest that we’ve come across in quite some time and he deserves every bit of recognition that he can get. Please share his story.

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