The bite of a brown recluse spider is being credited for helping a paraplegic walk again. A motorcycle accident put David Blancarte in a wheelchair 20 years ago. He now lives in Manteca, Calif.
Eight months ago, David was sent to the hospital after being bitten by a brown recluse. He then spent eight months in rehab. While in rehab, David’s legs began to spasm, and a nurse ran a test on him. The test sent an electrical current through his legs, and David began to yell in pain. Five days later, he was walking again. The 48-year-old former boxer and dancer now looks forward to life on his feet.