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Man Says Spider Bite Helped Him Walk

Mike Dello Stritto with CBS13 in Sacramento tells the story of how a spider bite helped a man walk again after 20 years in a wheelchair.

David Blancarte, of Manteca, has been in a wheelchair since a motorcycle accident at age 21. Eight months ago he was bitten by a deadly Brown Recluse spider, which put him in the hospital for eight months

A nurse noticed David's leg spasm and ran a test on him.

"When they zapped my legs, I felt the current, I was like whoa and I yelled," he says.

He felt the current and the rush of a renewed sense of hope.

"She says,'your nerves are alive. They're just asleep," explained David.

Five days later David was walking.

Here's the story and video.

Local Video from CBS13 in Sacramento