Man Loses Legs, Gains Perspective through Boating Accident

Updated: 06/30/2013 8:35 AM By: Ellen Galles

Mark Mann has an amazing and inspiring survivor's story.  His legs were lost in a jet ski accident earlier this month. 

He's still recovering at Region's Hospital in St. Paul.  He says during the accident prayer kept him calm and gave him strength.

"I want to thank God for sparing my life, " he said.

Mann is recovering ahead of schedule and will hopefully get prosthetic legs in about two months.

It would be easy to focus on what's he's lost, but Mann says he's staying positive and that he's gained a lot through all of this.

"I want people to know you can be negative or you can be positive.  If you choose to be positive you can touch a lot of people," he said.