Why A Paralympian and 5-Time World Hand Cycling Champion Says He Found ‘Salvation’ Through Sport

Brian says he feels like a burden and can’t do the things he used to do after surviving a 64-foot fall five years ago that left him with over 50 broken bones and paralyzed from the knees down. His family says they feel like he’s given up. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis? Oscar “Oz” Sanchez is a one-time Marine and five-time World Hand Cycling Champion and Paralympic athlete who has been living with a spinal cord injury since the 2001 motorcycle accident left him without the use of his legs. He says he understands what Brian is going through. WATCH: ‘I Feel Like A Burden,’ Says Man Who Survived 64-Foot Fall “My salvation came through sport,” he says, noting that his emotional recovery from the accident “took the better part of a decade.” What advice does Oz have for Brian about finding passion and purpose in his life again? Tune in to Thursday’s Dr. Phil to find out! Check here to find out where you can watch. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Ask Dr. Phil - live locally?