Bicyclist recovering after being injured in Virginia Key crash

Tony Napoliello recently had to learn to do the basics all over again.

In April, Napoliello was hit by a car while riding his bike on Virginia Key and since then he has learned to talk, feed himself and get dressed.

"I send videos to all my friends, like, I'm walking, I got on a bike, I'm feeding myself,” he said.

After weeks of physical therapy, he's back on his feet, doing much better than expected. 

"From the moment I got hit, I've been blessed," Napollielo said. "I mean, I should be paralyzed or I should've been gone."

Chris Herrera, founder of Jaguar Therapeutics, said Napollielo’s recovery has been tremendous.

Napollielo has been going to therapy six days a week for about three hours each day.

He used devices such as an antigravity treadmill to help get him walking again and said he  knows he's got  a long way to go,  but is just thankful for his support system and his new lease on life.

"I almost feel like it's a rebirth in a way. I almost had a funeral," Napollielo said.

 

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