IamA The guy who was paralyzed four years ago and can now squat over 100kg AMA!
My short bio (copied from original thread): I am 21, male, 5'6 and weigh 63kg (~135lbs). When I was 17 I suffered from myelitis which rendered my on a wheelchair for 2 months with paralyzed fingers and toes and severe weakness in my body. Due to this disease, I had to relearn how to walk, then jog and cycle, and after six months, run. Since then I have recovered fully, but my shoulders have really bad issues due to my posture and the weakening of the shoulder muscles. I started going to gym about two years ago, but never took it seriously, as my muscles were too weak and I was embarrassed.
In August I posted a thread on /r/fitness about my success in squatting 100kg for one rep. Since then I have put on 2kg (back to 63kg), and have fulfilled my goals of deadlifting 140kg and benching 80kg.
My Proof: Here is the original thread posted on /r/fitness http://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/comments/2d7zyg/4_years_after_being_temporarily_paralyzed_and/
Here is an article written about me in Men's Health Magazine, following my post on /r/Fitness (with a slightly exaggerated title): http://www.menshealth.com/best-life/paralyzed-man-squats-more-than-you
Here is me (potato quality photo)
Feel free to ask me any questions, I live in Australia (different time zone) so I apologize in advance if I don't answer quickly enough.
Edit: I'm going to bed now. Feel free to keep asking questions, i'll do my best to answer them in the morning!
edit 2: wow, this blew up while I was sleeping. I'm back now. I'll try answer more questions!
Edit 3: thank you all for your kind words and support, I hope I've answered your questions... I tried my bestestest. Now I have to go to uni and then hit the gym! Just kidding, it's rest day.