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Gov. Greg Abbott claps back at Twitter troll who said ‘God put you in a wheelchair’

‘From a young man with a broken back to the Governor of Texas’: Greg Abbott claps back at Twitter troll who said ‘God put you in a wheelchair’ after he was left paralyzed from the waist down when a tree fell on him while jogging in 1984

  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott hit back at a Twitter hater who said: ‘God put you in a wheelchair, Greg’ on Sunday
  • Abbot said: ‘God didn’t cause the accident that left me paralyzed, but He did help me persevere over that enormous challenge’
  • The 62-year-old Republican was paralyzed from the waist down in a 1984 accident where an oak tree fell on him as he was jogging in Houston
  • Abbott shares inspiring messages about life in a wheelchair on Twitter
  • This week he shared a post showing a wheelchair-bound man go rock climbing
  • He captioned the post: ‘Never quit. Never give up. Overcome any challenge’  

Texas Governor Greg Abbott clapped back at a bullying tweet from a hater who said ‘God put you in a wheelchair, Greg.’

The 62-year-old Republican was paralyzed from the waist down in a 1984 accident where an oak tree fell on him as he was out jogging in Houston, leaving him in a wheelchair ever since. 

On Sunday Abbott hit back at the Twitter troll saying: ‘God didn’t cause the accident that left me paralyzed, but He did help me persevere over that enormous challenge.’

He added that he was able to go from a young man with a back broken in half to the Governor of Texas. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott hit back at a Twitter hater who said: ‘God put you in a wheelchair, Greg’ on Sunday. The 62-year-old Republican was paralyzed from the waist down in a 1984 accident where an oak tree fell on him as he was out jogging in Houston, leaving him in a wheelchair ever since

On Sunday he hit back at a Twitter troll saying: 'God didn’t cause the accident that left me paralyzed, but He did help me persevere over that enormous challenge'

On Sunday he hit back at a Twitter troll saying: ‘God didn’t cause the accident that left me paralyzed, but He did help me persevere over that enormous challenge’

Abbott shares inspiring messages about life in a wheelchair on Twitter. 

This week he shared a clip showing a man in a wheelchair scaling a challenging rock climbing wall with incredible strength. 

He captioned his post: ‘Never quit. Never give up. Overcome any challenge.’ 

One Twitter user said: ‘So great to see but if I ever end up in a wheelchair I’m just ending it.’

Abbott shared a candid response revealing he’s more proud of his accomplishments in his wheelchair than his achievements prior. 

‘That’s what I thought before I ended up in a wheelchair. I’ve done more AFTER the accident that left me paralyzed than before that accident. With God all things are possible,’ he said. 

Abbott also shared a video on Twitter showing a man in a wheelchair climb a challenging rock climbing wall with incredible strength, adding: 'Never quit. Never give up. Overcome any challenge'

Abbott also shared a video on Twitter showing a man in a wheelchair climb a challenging rock climbing wall with incredible strength, adding: ‘Never quit. Never give up. Overcome any challenge’

Responding to another Twitter user he said: 'I've done more AFTER the accident that left me paralyzed than before that accident'

Responding to another Twitter user he said: ‘I’ve done more AFTER the accident that left me paralyzed than before that accident’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott pictured above during a memorial service for the El Paso shooting victims in August

Texas Governor Greg Abbott pictured above during a memorial service for the El Paso shooting victims in August

Abbott touted his Christian faith as helping him get on his feet and accept his new life in a wheelchair. 

Abbott has a long career in the Justice Department. He started out as a state trial judge, became the Attorney General of Texas in 2002, then ran for Governor in 2014. 

In the 2014 race for the governor seat, Abbott’s opponent Wendy Davis launched a political ad that put attention on Abbott’s wheelchair and the multi-million dollar settlement he made in 1986 suing the homeowner and tree service company that inspected the oak tree that fell on him. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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