Published: Nov 21, 2012 5:01 PM EST

MOORE HAVEN, Fla.- From typical teenager to medical marvel, the Moore Haven teen survived a near-fatal gator attack earlier this year. When it happened, Fred Langdale's story grabbed national headlines.

Fred escaped with his life, but lost his arm to that alligator. And he has come so far since then.

Joette Giovinco shows us how Fred's determination is helping him overcome this life-changing event.