Spirited Quadriplegic Surfer Inspires Others

Meanwhile, Jesse Billauer's relationship with his brother continues to grow stronger every day. Jesse will serve as best man at his brother's wedding this fall.

"He's going to roll down the aisle with me," Josh Billauer said. "Maybe when he gets married he can walk down the aisle and I'll be his best man."

Josh Billauer and his father both have high hopes for Jesse's future.

"You know, my heart was broken when he was hurt. I don't know that it will ever be 100 percent, but you know, he continues to warm my heart when I see how he affects other people," George Billauer said.

Jesse Billauer says he hopes to walk again, but is not counting on it. No matter what, he says he will never stop smiling, hoping, believing or surfing.

"I'm always going to be a surfer, whether I'm walking kneeling or sitting," he said.

Jesse's Story, a movie by filmmaker Mark Jacobs, documents Jesse Billauer's amazing story. For more information about Billauer and this film, visit:


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