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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.

Photo credit : Personal archives

Photo credit : Personal archives