Boxer Jorge Pina transcends himself with one eye

In 2006, at the age of 30, professional boxer Jorge Pina from Portugal incurred irreparable retina damage during a practice fight. He lost the sight in his left eye and about 70% of the sight in his right eye. When doctors informed him of his predicament, Jorge immediately asked, “Can I run?” and without a pause switched gears to become a marathon runner. Despite his physical disability, Jorge has embraced a new sports career as a para-athlete. He took to the track as a runner and through dedicated training and sleepless determination he has qualified for the London Paralympic Games 2012. In October 2011 he founded the Association Jorge Pina with his close friend and television host Francisco Mendes. This video tells his story, as well as how the World Harmony Run has inspired him.


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