Almost nine months ago, the jiu -jitsu practitioner Gabriel Diniz , 15 , suffered a serious accident while competing among adults and is partially without body movements from the neck down . Gabriel disputed the semifinals of the second stage of Espírito Santo Jiu- Jitsu at Gym Jones dos Santos Neves , in Victoria. Check out an exclusive interview with JJCHMYLIFE :
JJCHMYLIFE : How is your day to day nine months after the accident ?
Gabriel : It's very quiet , I do physical therapy daily and I'm learning how to use the phone , and managed to use the notebook with an adapter.
JJCHMYLIFE : Why do you think not only Brazil but the world was touched by your story ?
Gabriel : Because I'm young and suffered a severe accident in a sport that I love and the fact that I have a strong will and I won't give up this battle.
JJCHMYLIFE : Some campaigns were created in order to help with your expensive treatment , that there is any campaign on at the moment? If yes please quote them
Gabriel : Yes , the campaign where a site was created to sell shirts with the phrase we are all one # forçagabriel , http://forcagabriel.lojaintegrada.com.br ( website was down when we tried )
JJCHMYLIFE : You already said that you want to return to the mat. To what extent this passion for jiu jitsu has helped you?
Gabriel : All points , it is the focus for me to not give up.
JJCHMYLIFE : Leave a message for your fans around the world and those who are helping you in the recovery process.
Gabriel : Don't give up and chase your dreams for more difficult they may be. I won't say any names because I can forgot someone but I want to thank you everyone.