Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a powerful message on Sunday night, speaking about the tragic accident 35 years ago that left him paralyzed and feeling hopeless.
“On this day 35 years ago, my back was broken and I was paralyzed forever,” he said in a video posted to Twitter. “My life seemed crushed. Little did I know that I would go on to become governor of the greatest state in America.”
Abbott said his experience proved that anything is possible in Texas, but he also made a broader proclamation that will encourage anyone facing an uphill battle in life.
“Never let challenges stop you from achieving your dreams,” he said. “Never give up.”
Watch Abbott’s powerful video: