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Amanda Boxtel walks tall

Amanda Boxtel walks tall

Originally Published: July 21, 2011
By Lyndsay Meyer

On Feb. 27, 1992, Amanda Boxtel took a fall while skiing in Aspen, Colo., that culminated in a freak somersault. The accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. At the hospital, Boxtel's doctor told her she would never walk again.

Fast-forward to July 2010. With the help of Berkeley Bionics and its new exoskeleton called eLEGS, Boxtel proved her doctor wrong. Standing euphorically tall in her 5-foot-7 frame, she was able to walk almost naturally for the first time in 18 years ...

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