There are stories of perseverance and then there’s Jose Castro’s story. A young man in his twenties, who one day was living one of the happiest moments of his life when he proposed to his girlfriend, and literally the next day was having the worst nightmare he had ever experienced. On March 1 st 2014, Jose was involved in a serious and disastrous accident where a Jeep in which he was on board, fell off a 20 foot cliff crashing the car against the ground. For an instance, Jose was pronounced dead on his way to the hospital, but his will to live was more powerful and the doctors were able to revive him. Still, the
consequences were not encouraging at all: Jose had a body paralysis that left him quadriplegic and couldn’t even breathe on his own.
As of today, I have surpassed many of the limitations they predicted for me.
After two years of constant work and therapies, on 2016 Jose met Dr. Michael Hino, whose treatments based on Embryonic and DNA stem cells …
(or as Jose likes to call them: “magic potions”), have made a significant progress on Castro’s recovery. Among his improvements, Jose can now sustain his neck on his own and regained some limited movement on both arms; he can also ride the spin bike with some assistance and has now control of his bladder. Jose has gone against all odds and negative thoughts, and so has Dr. Hino who was the only doctor that believed in him, when all the others told Castro to just stay at home.
I have been blessed to meet Dr. Hino, he has re-instilled hope in my life that one day I will
Taking Dr. Hino’s advice, Jose also attends spinal cord therapy four days a week, which has made his body become stronger, and leaving him feeling better physically and emotionally. Now Jose is more confident of himself, and looking at what he is capable of doing has kept him going on and nothing will stop him from doing it. One thing Jose emphasizes about Dr. Hino is that he always aims to find the cure for every health problem his patients are dealing with, understanding their feeling and relating with them, humanly and respectfully. Jose still has a lot of dreams he wants to accomplish, like finishing his bachelor’s degree, getting married and writing a book at some point. He knows that God has a plan for him, and that He is putting the right people on his path so they can give him the help and tools he needs to carry on.
I fight for my health every day in ways that most people don’t understand. I
consider myself a warrior and I will never give up.