Fantasia's brother shows major progress after being critically injured in motorcycle accident

Claudine Varela
Jun 06, 2018
03:08 A.M.
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Xavier Barrino amazes in recent videos. He stands on his own and performs a series of exercises proving he’s on his way to a successful recovery after her was told he would never walk again. 


Spirits were low when Xavier Barrino discovered it would be almost impossible for him to walk again after his September 2017 motorcycle accident. But that has changed when he recently showed major progress in his recovery. He stands on his own, he’s been working out strengthening his arms and he’s clearly determined to get back in shape. 


His older brother Rico Barrino has been documenting his efforts sharing videos of the wheelchair bound-man doing arm exercises with dumbbells and lifting himself up with the use of his strengthened arms. In a separate post, Fantasia Barrino’s older brother screams in delight as he witnesses Xavier standing up on his own, an incredible feat for someone who thought he would never take steps again. Rico couldn’t help but exclaim, 

“I think he’s gonna walk on the beach.”  

Optimistic that his brother would breeze through his recovery, the supportive older brother wrote on his caption, 

“@xavierbarrino just stood up on y'all! #bikeweek here we come! #rocksoul #determine #fight#blackbikeweek #baggernation #mcm@team_moneycycles


Back in March, Xavier’s older sister Fantasia was overcome with joy when her injured brother managed to stand up with the help of their mother and an occupational therapist. The proud singer shared a video of her brother’s first efforts to try to walk again and told her fans how awesome her Father is in her caption before telling her brother how proud she was of him. 

“My Father is Awesome @xavierbarrino I’m so proud of you baby You never gave up the fight I TOLD YALL HE WOULD WALK AGAIN AND IM STANDING ON THAT “HE WILL” Father THANK YOU”

Xavier figured in a serious motorcycle accident in Charlotte, North Carolina in September and had to undergo nine surgeries that month.  He was told chances are slim that he would walk again but now it appears he’s working at defying the odds. Thanks to the great support of his family who never stopped believing he could do it.