LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 15: Athletes compete in the bike portion of IRONMAN Louisville on October 15, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

This is a story about a very special man. Badly injured when struck by a truck while bicycling, he overcame paralysis, forgave the man who hit him and now they’re friends! And, it gets better!

Man overcomes paralysis to run half-marathon with surgeon, driver who hit him

Dean Otto of Charlotte, North Carolina, was riding his bike one humid morning in September 2016 when the unimaginable occurred: The husband, father and marathoner was struck by a truck, ABC News reported. His spine was fractured. His pelvis, tailbone and ribs were broken. And he could not feel his legs.

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