Man Starts New Life At Dalton Superhero Scramble

Reported by: Webb Wright
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Updated: 4/29/2013 12:15 am
     "It's beyond emotions. There is no emotion for what we are seeing him do now."
     Emotions, Matthew Pizzuto has felt them all. The pain of losing his left leg six months ago has been replaced with the joy and pride of opening the newest chapter in his life.
    "I've had my left leg taken off and I have went through all kinds of stuff with depression you know it's just about overcoming you just have to you've got to have the right people behind you and I've finally found the right people. "
    People like Tom Mills, also an amputee, who put together Superman Walks, so people like Matthew can feel whole again.
    "I lost my leg nine and a half years ago to a motorcycle accident Matt also lost his to a motorcycle accident and that's sort of a bond we created between each other. I just wanted to create a group where people could actually go and walk these races so its not so time oriented, not so race oriented but group oriented."
    Overcoming a 5 mile obstacle filled event, proved to his family that Matthew could overcome the biggest obstacles on his way to a new life.
    "I think he will realize there's nothing he can't overcome, just because he's missing a limb does not take him away from doing anything that he could have done with two legs," said Matthew's father Dwight Flack.
    "This is something that's going to give him drive and motivation to go further and know that he can do everything," said Matthew's mother Felicia Flack.
    Now the motivation is to help others, in Boston, who lost limbs in the recent marathon bombings.
    "He knows the fresh experience of losing that limb and can talk to these people and say, look I just went through it too there is a way to get past this and there is life beyond limb loss", said Mills.
    "I went through all these different emotions about being angry and depressed and then sad and you gert out of it and you get right back into it. And these people they don't deserve that," said Pizzuto.
    But the first step? Crossing the finish line today.
    For more information on the Superman Walk Foundation.
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