Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hope That Walks!

I have been blessed by the opportunity to utilize a new technology to help people with disabilities have the opportunity to "walk" again.  Ekso Bionics (formerly Berkley Bionics) asked me to be a test pilot to which I quickly said "YES!" to back in December!

I still search for words to describe how undeniably grateful I am for the chance to use this amazing technology.  To be upright, walk, feel my knees bend, use arm crutches, have nothing in front of me, and for a couple hours forget that I was paralyzed will always be one of the most memorable moments in my life.  Also, I took some of my last steps in the Bay Area, so to return to the same place where I was last walking and walk again?  Indescribable and emotional.

I hope you enjoy this video put together by a friend of mine.  Thank you again, Ekso Bionics!  You are doing amazing things to help bring hope back to those who almost lost it like myself.

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