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    Paralyzed Woman Walks Again Using Robot Exoskeleton


    Los Angeles County’s hospital of miracles, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA, has acquired two exoskeleton robot devices that will enable patients with lower-limb paralysis to walk again. Rancho is the first hospital in the Western United States to acquire the "ReWalks", and one of only four hospitals in the entire nation to have this technology. One of the devices was demonstrated this week by Agnes Fejerdy, who was injured seven-years ago leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. These devices will revolutionize the rehabilitation process for patients living with paralysis. Regaining the ability to walk and no longer being confined to a wheelchair will completely change a patient’s lifestyle and outlook. Rancho is truly blessed to have received this extraordinary donation.

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