ORLANDO, Fla. -- (WKMG) -- One year later, as the City Beautiful remembers the 49 people killed at the Pulse massacre, those who survived are still dealing with their pain. Some of them are just learning to stand up again, like Juan Jose Cufino-Rodriguez.
The former P.E. teacher from Columbia was one of the last people to leave the hospital. He said he woke up after being in a coma for two months, confined to a wheelchair. His life these days are full of ups and downs. Both physically learning to stand again, and emotionally learning to deal with the fact that he may never walk again.
"Today comes from the moment of that tragedy. Today has changed," said Rodriguez translated from Spanish to English. "As you can see, I am now limited to this wheelchair. I am limited to drinking medications every day. My right hand is still not working well. My legs are useless."
WGHP / Miami-Dade Police