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In health works remarkable moments for Detroit firefighter -- and a -- -- August 2010.
Sense that day for the first time.
He's taking steps.
On the hot August day as the firefighters go to work a burning wall collapses critically injuring several including.
Brandon blue ski.
-- injuries leave him paralyzed from the waist down in a wheelchair.
The physical and mental pain has been overwhelming but now -- -- DNC's rehabilitation institute of Michigan.
Incredible promise coming in the form of a wearable robot.
Watched as Brendan actually stands and takes steps.
Brendan is one of six -- patients taking part in this study of the excel or -- skeleton.
It is meant to help those with paralysis walk which is great physically and psychologically.
There are a lot of physical benefits from standing and walking the blood flow and being oriented to operate posture we -- -- a ton of psychological benefit from just being able to stand.
And -- -- at eye level with friends and family members again it's an exhausting yet exhilarating experience when it's over Brendan tells us that they'll -- the toddler learning to walk again.
You have -- from people telling you you know to move this move that you know keeper had straight keeper had up keeping you know I.
I'm everybody's given you correctional pointed to the same time and just relax.
As the former firefighter learns to live life with his paralysis standing up with only the help of the robot is incredible that it took me 45 steps to files able to crack a smile on your whole bottle of watching him brought tears to mom's eyes it is truly amazing to see him up in the NC rocking again.
We haven't seen that since before the accident -- -- it's incredible.
Rehabilitation is -- Michigan is one attend rehab centers across the country selected to test out the excel but come April.
They will be getting their own excel or wearable robot which could mean tremendous things for patients here.
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