'My Doctor refused to treat me if I went for gold'
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'My Doctor refused to treat me if I went for gold'

Ali Jawad was told the night before an operation that he should prepare his friends and family for the worst - he might not wake up again.

The powerlifter, a double above-knee amputee, had fallen ill a few years before at his first Paralympic Games and was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an illness he'd never heard of, a few weeks later.

He had to get his head around the disease quickly and it came with an ultimatum - choose health or gold medals.

Presented by Beth Rose with Ali Jawad.

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  • 22 Jun 2018