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Paralyzed man determined to regain use of limbs

The look of determination on Nick Malafronte’s face as he methodically pulled on the handle of his machine during a recent indoor rowing competition told the story of the young man’s life over the past two and a half years.

That determination is what gets him through each day since he was seriously injured in July 2011. And it’s what spurred the quadriplegic to compete in the adaptive division of this year’s Charles River All Star Has-Beens Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships at Boston University.

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