In 2004, Jeremy Lanosga had a fall that fractured a vertebrae in his neck leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. He has always dreamt of playing in the Main Event and is fulfilling that dream today.
Lanosga has been raking in chips all day, and his Uncle Randy is sitting by his side ready to stack them up.
On a board, Lanosga bet 2,000 and his opponent called. The fell on the river and both players checked. Lanosga tabled to take down the 10,000-chip pot.
The very next hand, Lanosga three bet an open-raise from the player in the hijack seat to 2,900, and his opponent called. The dealer fanned out a flop of and Lanosga's opponent check-raised a bet of 1,900 to 5,200. Lanosga then three-bet to 10,000, his opponent moved all in, and Lanosga called.
Lanosga was behind, but found some help with a on the turn. The river would complete the comeback as the dealer turned over a , giving Lanosga a straight and the sizable 30,000 pot.