SPORTS, FITNESS & DANCE

Who Is Miguel Martinez?

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Miguel Martinez

The Miguel Martinez Story

My name is Miguel Angel Martinez. I'm 26 years old from Snyder, Tx. Where to begin? It all started back in 2012 when my life would change for ever. I was 22 years old living life with no fear. I felt untouchable just as any other 22 year old would feel. Then the unthinkable happened and I got touched by reality... What I mean by that is I got in a car accident. I was drinking and driving and wrecked my vehicle into a building. It was a single car accident and no one was with me in the vehicle thank god. But that doesn't change the fact I was in the wrong.

Live, learn & adapt

Worse part for me was when Dr. told me I was paralyzed from the waist down with a T11-T12 injury. Once he told me that, for the first time in my life I felt so usless and just broke down and cried like I never have cried before. While I was doing therapy it made me realize how much I took the little things I was blessed with like walking for granted. A little over 2 years ago I began to start working out to keep things off my mind. It started off as a hobby to pass time, but I started enjoying how I felt about myself more and more. That's when I looked up wheelchair bodybuilding and decided to pursue it. I went to my first show last year in March and it was an amazing feeling being up there on stage. I was hooked after that and now I want to become a WheelChair BodyBuilder Sponsored Athlete. Yes I have made mistakes. I'm human, its what we do- make mistakes and learn from them. Just because you have made mistakes doesn't mean you have to stop living. Live, learn & adapt to any situation.

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