Inspirational Story: Disabled Paratrooper Regains Ability to Walk through Yoga

Inspirational Story: Disabled Paratrooper Regains Ability to Walk through Yoga
May 9, 2012 Leslie Juvin-Acker

Arthur Boorman’s story is another example of how when we think life is over, another opportunity to live presents itself. Boorman went from living a life in crutches to running thanks to his dedication to a new life through yoga.

According to Diamond Dallas Page’s Youtube page,

Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.

He stumbled upon an article about Diamond Dallas Page doing Yoga and decided to give it a try — he couldn’t do traditional, higher impact exercise, so he tried DDP YOGA and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story.

Dallas was so moved by his story, he began emailing and speaking on the phone with Arthur throughout his journey – he encouraged Arthur to keep going and to believe that anything was possible. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going.