In a Day Your Life Changes Forever: The Day Juan Pablo Medina Lost His Leg
An incredible story of strength and resilience.
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou
Juan Pablo Medina is a respected and loved Mexican actor. On July 15th, 2021, he had a medical emergency that changed his life forever. While filming on set, Juan started to feel bad and soon realized it was more than just a stomach infection.
After being rushed to the hospital, doctors determined he’d had a “silent heart attack,” which led to several clots threatening his life.
After a few interventions, the doctors treating him were confident that the only way to save his life was to amputate his leg.
Juan Pablo is finally ready to speak out about his illness and the surgery that changed his life. It’s been a few months since the operation, and Juan finally lets others in on his experience.
Yesterday Juan Pablo was featured on the cover of GQ Mexico, where he recounted his experience firsthand. I read it and watched the video interview with tears rushing down my cheeks.
Juan Pablo’s tale is one of perseverance and grit. And how a positive mentality and moving away from suffering and hatred might aid you in gaining the strength, you need to move on with your life.
I’m very moved by everything he says and how he confronted this impossible situation. To see him so happy, handsome, and accepting of his new circumstances is reassuring and refreshing.
He provides us with a vital life lesson without any intention of doing so.
One that I, and us all, should never forget.
Of course, he talks about how angry he was initially and how difficult the decision to amputate his leg was. But what caught my attention the most was how he says that once he decided to “let go” of all the negativity, things started looking up for him.
It’s a powerful message we could all learn from in our own lives. No matter what obstacles we face, we can always choose how we react to them. And Juan Pablo is living proof that a positive attitude can change everything.
If you want to watch the video interview with Juan Pablo Medina, you can find it here:
I highly recommend it. It’s an incredibly moving story and will stay with you long after you finish watching. (It’s in Spanish, you can use Google Translate if needed)
Technology is giving him a second chance.
One of the things I immediately noticed was his prosthesis. It seems pretty flexible, and the materials look like something you would find in a spacecraft.
I was curious about it, so I researched and found out that it’s made with cutting-edge technology that allows Juan Pablo to do things he never thought possible, like playing tennis and even going back to acting.
The company that makes his prosthesis is called Ottobock. They are a world leader in the development of non-invasive orthopedic products. They have helped many people with amputations lead entire and active lives.
Juan Pablo is one example of how their products are changing lives for the better. And I’m sure we’ll see even more amazing advances in the years to come.
Juan Pablo became his ambassador in Mexico, and they intend to help many other people in similar circumstances.
Mental Health is essential.
I’m so happy to see Juan Pablo in such good spirits; he reminds us of the importance of mental health. He talks about how he had never received therapy before his medical emergency. He now claims that he will never stop receiving treatment.
It’s critical to have the humility to recognize when we need help. There is nothing wrong with asking for help; it’s one of the most courageous things you can do.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please reach out for help. There are many resources available.
Juan Pablo Medina is an extraordinary man who has gone through something unimaginable. His story will stay with me forever. And I hope it does the same for you.
Stay strong, keep fighting, and never give up on yourself. You are capable of anything you set your mind to, just like Juan Pablo.
Juan Pablo’s story highlights staying positive and moving forward even in great adversity. He inspires us and provides a valuable life lesson that we should never forget — stay strong, fight, and never give up on ourselves!
I wish Juan Pablo Medina a speedy recovery! What an incredible story of strength and resilience. I admire his courage in facing this challenge head-on. Stay strong, Juan Pablo!
This story was first published on Bottomline Conversations.