He lost mobility in his arm after an accident and, despite this, he has made a 1,000-mile trip to tour Ireland

Joseph Parry is a 33-year-old biker from Forest of Dean, in Ireland, who suffered a very serious accident in 2022. At that time he had been enjoying the motorcycle for four years when he collided with a van. The Irishman was returning from work (he was a guitarist) and, luckily for him, he doesn't remember anything that happened.

The consequences were devastating, as he suffered damage to his brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is the network of nerves responsible for sending signals from our spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand. Furthermore, his injury was the most serious possible, as this network of nerves was detached from the spinal cord and that meant that his entire left side was paralyzed, including even his throat.

As if that brachial plexus injury were not enough, the handlebars destroyed his arm, he broke several ribs and they had to put a stent to ensure blood flow. And there's more, because one of the bones in his wrist disintegrated and there was no way to repair it, because he technically still has that broken wrist. Because of this they told him that he would never be able to use his left hand again.

Well, despite all this and the fact that many had decided to give up the motorcycle, Joseph did not do that at all. Eight months after the accident he got back on the motorcycle, and now he has completed a spectacular journey that has taken him to travel 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) around all of Ireland.

He was inspired by Chris Mitchell, who after a similar accident competed in the Manx GP

His idea was born when he saw Chris Mitchell (who had a similar injury) on the Isle of Man, where he not only managed to ride without or also managed to average 99.134 miles per hour during the 2013 Max Grand Prix, making history. being the first person to complete it.

So Parry set out and together with his friend Mitchell Austen, they went to enjoy the adventure of being alive. Obviously the pain accompanies him in his daily life, whether he rides a motorcycle or not, so what better way to celebrate that he is still alive than by enjoying his greatest passion? Joseph is a true inspiration and an example of improvement to follow.

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