UAB's Tim Alexander stands after 10 years in a wheelchair
Tim Alexander is an honorary UAB football player.
Alexander has been in a wheelchair for the last ten years. He was paralyzed in a car accident, and was given only a five percent chance to ever walk again.
On Monday, Alexander posted a video on Instagram, showing him standing for the first time, since his accident.
"No is not an option for me. I believe I'm going to walk again," said Alexander.
He says he has a new goal in his sights.
"My goal is to lead the (UAB football) team out of the tunnel in 2017," said Alexander. "I'm not coming out of the tunnel in a wheelchair, I know that!"
Alexander knows he has a ways to go.
"We don't need easy, we just need possible," said Alexander. "I'm just going to try it everyday. I push myself to the limit, everyday. When I'm hurting, when I'm in pain, I'm going for it everyday."
Alexander tells us, he wants to continue to help and inspire others. He has aspirations to become a motivational speaker.
UAB's first game of football is in September of 2017.