Jimmy Choi substantiated himself to be a true gladiator out on the” American Ninja Warrior” course.
The 41 -year-old tech consultant from Bolingbrook, Illinois, defied his Parkinson’s canker to take on the notoriously tough run at the Kansas City qualifiers in footage that aired Monday.
He represented quick project of both the drifting stairs and the ticklish hang glider, before ultimately coming unstuck on the shattered pipings obstacle.
In an emotional preview video that was broadcast before his run, Choi disclosed how he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s when he was 27.
After several years of struggling to cope with his circumstance, he discovered that employ helped him to control it — and he’s since running 13 marathons, cycled various 100 -mile razzs and played in multiple triathlons.
In the process, he’s heightened more than $100,000 for actor Michael J. Fox’s organization, which funds research into the disease. He represented the organization on the show.
” My destination is to go out there and evidence everybody out there , no matter what they’re have to deal with, the hardest step is that first step ,” said Choi, whose daughter inspired him to apply for the programmes.” Once you take that first step, the rest of it comes easy .”