Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Boy Stuck In Wheelchair His Entire Life, Suddenly Decides To Do The Impossible.

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious viral disease that affect mostly children. Known as the more common name of polio, it has been mostly eradicated by 99 percent globally. Still, those who contract the disease will live with the consequences for the rest of their lives.

Depending on the severity of it, polio can weaken the muscles, mostly the legs but also the neck, diaphragm, and head can be affected. In extreme cases, the patient can be left paralyzed. Although there is no cure for polio, children are given treatment to prevent complications, recovery, and relief.

It is not uncommon to see those impacted by polio to wear lego braces, corrective shoes, and even undergo surgery to have a normal life as possible. Children with polio want to experience the same kind of life as their peers, despite their physical disability. A fighting spirit is enough to beat the odds sometimes.

David Matos de Souza is a six-year-old boy from Brazil.

The disease attacks the spinal cord, causing muscle atrophy and paralysis.

David Matos de Souza is a six-year-old boy from Brazil.

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David has always depended on his wheelchair to get around.

His family has put him through physical therapy despite being paralyzed as a baby.

David has always depended on his wheelchair to get around.

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David took a chance and showed off his hard work.

His fellow classmates cheered him on, chanting "David, David, David, go, David go."

David took a chance and showed off his hard work.

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David uses the tables for stability but relies on his legs to do all the work.

The boy dreams of one day getting rid of his wheelchair for good.

David uses the tables for stability but relies on his legs to do all the work.

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David turns around and quickly walks towards his teacher.

She waits for him with opens arms.

David turns around and quickly walks towards his teacher.

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