Here's his account in his own words. Person in Michigan wins Mega Millions' $1 billion jackpot, 2nd-largest total ever, Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin, For GOP firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert, anger and suspicion linger after Capitol riot. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Images, Youtube and more on IDCrawl - the leading free people search engine. First, it was in my room with the equipment I had: a stationary bike, elastic bands. "The doctors are satisfied at the moment ... with the patient's condition," said Carmen Savva, the hospital manager overseeing Oberle's recovery in Nelspruit. During a lecture Thursday, Oberle crossed one of two fences separating him from the animals into a "no go zone," Cussons said. Oberle, 26, had been passionate about chimps since the seventh grade, when he saw a film about Goodall, said his mother, who spoke to The Associated Press before leaving Missouri for … "Life's not easy for any of us," Oberle said. Nikki and Amadeus then dragged Oberle 30 meters into the public area and continued to maul him. At first, we could only walk to the end of the street and back. One thing we did that I loved was TRX. My dogs played a very important role in my recovery. Oberle's friends in Texas are raising funds for his care, hoping he can one day get back to doing what he loves. The incident in 2012 left Oberle fighting for his life while they bit him and dragged him half a mile in an act of territorial defence. So when you do things doctors tell you you couldn’t do, it really lights a fire under you, and you think, “I can keep going, I can keep pushing.”, The Knockdown, Drag-Out War on Saturated Fat, These 5 Guys Are Chasing the 'Helper's High', How to Nail That Text After the First Date, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. I was able to do all these things that I didn’t think I’d be able to do again. I was doing a lot of core and leg stuff, because my balance was so awful. July 1, 2012 -- A Texas graduate student was standing in a restricted area for which he did not have clearance when he was pulled under an electrified fence and mauled by two chimpanzees at a South Africa chimp sanctuary, officials said today. And having to hang on to the handles strengthened my hands and my wrists; that’s what got me strong enough to do these pull-ups. You atrophy so quickly, and it takes so long to come back. Oberle was bitten repeatedly and dragged for nearly a kilometer (half mile). Soon afterwards, I was at that point where I was feeling like I was in such good shape, that the only thing holding me back was my foot and all the pain it was causing me. SLU's Andrew Oberle Epitomizes Power of Resilience, Tenacity 10/27- The St. Louis man who was mauled and nearly killed by chimpanzees in 2012 is putting his name and energy behind a new Saint Louis University initiative to support trauma patients. Doctors cleaned and stitched all of his wounds. Cussons said one of the chimps was injured in the scuffle, and he was … I still do that on a daily basis. But he was like, "Let’s wait a minute.". So I started doing those high-intensity workouts as best I could to build up that muscle. We did a lot of standing core training. I had a trainer with me, and I had gym equipment around me. They were making me do sets and pushing me to finish all my reps, even if it was just a little arm bicycle, which they had to strap my wrists to because my hands were so damaged I couldn’t grip anything. I was feeling pretty hopeless. He says, “Target,” touching the ball to the behemoth’s nose. But the gunfire did not not scare the chimps, and when they charged Cussons, he got back in his car, he said. It’s something called the Macklind Mile, on a street here in St. Louis. My muscles were sore afterwards, in that really good way. A Texas graduate student severely injured when attacked by chimps at a refuge in South Africa in June is now awake and communicating. Oberle is in stable condition and induced sedation, doctors said. Oberle was transferred to a Johannesburg hospital on Thursday after being treated in eastern South Africa where he was injured June 28. From a young age, Andrew Oberle knew he would devote his life to working with animals. My core was destroyed, so I had no support. Five years ago, Andrew Oberle woke up in a hospital bed, emerging from a coma after being attacked by chimps at an animal sanctuary. 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