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The World Games Athlete of the Year 2018

Maximiliano Ulloa - Ju-Jitsu

Max became a paraplegic in 2012, after a fall from a second story balcony pinched spinal cord at level T7. With a T7 injury he has lost the use of his abs as well as his legs and lower back.

He spent 2 months in hospital and 2 weeks in outpatient rehab when insurance only provisioned for 1 PT visit per week. He was home alone for 2 months then his brother moved to California to help. Six months after his accident resumed training because of his failing insurance need for rehab. He trains 8-10 hours a week.

Max took several months to travel across the US alone. He visited family and academies along the way. While he was visiting Miami for two months trained at the Rilion Gracie Academy. Being a former blue-belt, Max was awarded his purple belt from Rilion 2014.

Motivated to inspire other spinal cord injury people Max started the non-profit RollingtheWalk.com.

13 December, 2018

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