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    Machine trains paralysis patients to stand and walk again

    Machine trains paralysis patients to stand and walk again
    Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT
    By Ed Yeates, Deseret News


    SOUTH JORDAN — Jarrod Blackman was born into a motor sports family. He won his first motocross championship in 2009 while racing at home in South Africa.

    He’s fallen off his bike numerous times, sometimes at 100 mph. Each time, he’s gotten up and continued the competition.

    But one day in January 2010, while not even racing, he decided to try out a new bike. In a freak accident in the wrong place at the wrong time, the bike, traveling at only 10 to 15 mph, slid on a patch of wet pavement. The wheel struck a hidden log.



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    Holy moly!

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    that looks like the machine they showed christopher reeves on.......

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    I looked at this link. What struck me was the following paragraph, extracted:

    “I’ve seen lots of people roll in here in wheelchairs and walk out,” he said. “My goal is just to take one step at a time and get as much movement as I can.”

    This is one of those things that make you wonder. Where are "lots of people"? What kind of, (and how did they come by their) injury? Bottom line: Is this a cure?
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