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Paraplegic man has perfect rating as Uber Eats delivery driver

After a bad car crash paralyzed him, Jesus Cassiano is thriving in an unexpected way.

MIAMI (WTHR) — Jesus Cassiano doesn't let anything get in his way.

When he was 18, Cassiano got into a car accident in his native country Brazil that paralyzed him from the waist down. When he moved to the United States, he knew he needed to work.

"I love to work and the freedom," Cassiano told NBC Miami.

Not only did Cassinao find a job, but he's excelling at it in a very rare way.

Cassiano modified his wheelchair to be able to deliver Uber Eats orders. In Miami, delivery drivers must have either a bike or a mode of motorized transportation. Since he can't ride a bike and his wheelchair at the time was not motorized, Cassiano made some changes. He added an electric motor to his chair and now is one of the best Uber Eats delivery drivers in the city.

"Uber allows people and allows courier partners to really get access to making money in a way that maybe they wouldn't have been able to otherwise," said Uber Eats general manager Rachael Jaye.

Cassiano has made more than 1,200 deliveries and still has a 5.0 rating — a perfect score — on the app.

"It's actually pretty impressive," Jay said. "(A perfect rating) is actually pretty much unheard of unless you are a very new partner."

Cassiano said he loves seeing the look on customers' faces when he makes their deliveries fast with the food still hot.

He delivers within a 4-miles radius in the city.