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Bionic Suit Gives Paraplegic Patients Hope of Walking Again

PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) — It’s been over two years since Aaron Bloom was paralyzed in an accident.

Like 400,000 other Americans, Bloom lost the use if his legs because of a spinal cord injury.

But Ekso Bionics has new technology that’s giving hope to anyone confined to a wheelchair.

Ekso’s bionic suit is giving paraplegic patients new hope of walking again.

Huntington Hospital in Pasadena¬†is the first hospital in Southern California to have the Ekso device. They’ve had it since September, and that’s when Aaron began his ascent.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done, and improvements to be made,” said physical therapist Michael Parkinson.

But, this is one giant step for mankind.