The incredible story of Alan "Finfou" Nascimento continues to get better. Alan just told us that after his latest visit to the hospital and a new battery of tests, he has been cleared to begin exercising and should be able to begin training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2 to 3 months. You may or may not remember but at last year's Worlds Alan had what could have been a tragic accident. See the story as I reported:
"Many who attended or watched the Worlds 2014 webcast on Sunday were witness to what could have been a tragic event. During his semifinal match against Otavio de Souza, middleweight Alan "Finfou" Nascimento hit his face on the mat and became paralyzed from the neck down. When this happened, my wife Sussi was next to me and began crying, saying something terrible happened. We've known "Finfou" for quite a few years and being that Sussi (my wife is Swedish, where Alan now resides and has family, she always took opportunity to talk to him and catch up.
After what seemed to be forever on the mat with medical attention, Alan was taken to the hospital with no feeling below his neck. What followed was nothing short of a miracle, but instead of me telling the story, watch this interview by BJJ Legends magazine in which Alan explains all that happened and his progress to now where he is actually able to walk by himself."
Now that the cycle is almost complete our big congratulations to Finfou.