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The incredible life of Mark Pollock

Published 7:46 AM ET, Fri October 9, 2015
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Mark Pollock competition training with a hand-bike in Norway in 2010. Although he was blind, sports became a passion for him. Courtesy Mark Pollock
Pollock was captain of the Trinity College Dublin boat club. A world-class rower, Mark went on to win silver and bronze medals rowing for Northern Ireland in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Courtesy Mark Pollock
Mark spent 16 months recovering in the intensive care unit after his fall from a second-story window in London in the summer of 2010. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Courtesy Mark Pollock
Pollock now trains four hours a day, four times a week using a combination of aggressive physical therapy and cutting edge robotic technology. Courtesy Mark Pollock
Drawing from his setbacks to inspire and motivate others, Pollock went on to develop an international speaking business and co-authored a book focused on life choices of successful people. Courtesy Mark Pollock
Pollock has taken thousands of steps with robotic legs under the guidance of doctors at UCLA. Courtesy Mark Pollock
Pollock and his fiancee, Simone George, share an unbreakable bond. They have been together for more than 10 years.
Courtesy Mark Pollock