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Amazing Stories: Daniel Jacobs

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"They say 'you play basketball, you play football, you play tennis.' But you can't play boxing. You have to fight," says Daniel Jacobs.

Daniel was a rising star in the boxing world when he began to feel numbness in his legs. Numbness became weakness and the weakness grew progressively worse. When Daniel woke up one morning completely paralyzed, he was rushed to his local hospital.

An MRI revealed a large tumor wrapped around Daniel's spine. The doctors knew immediately where he had to go: NewYork-Presbyterian.

Within hours, spine surgeon Dr. Roger Hartl and his team were using precise three-dimensional imaging to navigate the path to Daniel's spine. They removed the tumor and rebuilt the damaged area of the spinal column.