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Driving a race card can be incredibly dangerous and physically demanding.
Requiring lightning quick reflexes.
Nineteen year old Michael -- and -- driving and driving an open -- open cockpit formula car.
Finishing third overall on this year's if Barber's number -- years despite being paralyzed from the waist down.
Take you away.
From the troubled.
When your -- I think and -- death takes me from everything.
When I'm gonna racism happy second me whenever I wanna go it is -- my right hand with the throttle and steer the same time in -- -- -- that.
-- He has special hand controls to accelerate and shift.
And pushes in on the steering wheel to break.
Johnson started racing motorcycles when He was just four years old -- well be held fourteen national titles but then suffered a horrific accident on a dirt track.
Breaking his back and dozens of other bones.
I never think of all.
-- hitting me why to happen I mean that's.
It's in the past -- before it you're not feel sorry for yourself not -- He underwent experimental stem cell surgery in 2007.
And has actually regain feeling from his chest to his hips.
He spends nine hours a -- and therapy and says He will walk again on his own.
His mom supporting him every step.
With the way when He was slain and the ground before an ambulance evening came.
He told me He so wanted to keep -- No matter what the outcome -- Michael's goal was to race in the Indy 500 and his coach former driver grant -- says He can do it.
He learns every lap every corner.
He takes it with them the next session to the next race for the next weekend and extract wherever.
Always improving I think -- to.
As a result.
And could've been a lot worse than what I am right now and it's.
It's coming back.
Michael turns probe into when He twelfth in late -- Connecticut Rick Leventhal Fox News.
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