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Knute - 22 year
history of traumatic brain injury
Knute takes his first steps walking, 22 years after
Knute suffered a traumatic brain injury following a motor
vehicle accident, when he was only 11 years old.
This is a remarkable 1st video of Knute
taking his beginning steps, after 22 years of being
Knute makes incredible progress walking again after
his TBI, 26 years ago
Knute is now walking over 3,000 feet per session. At his
request, he is also doing many advanced exercise
activities to further challenge and strengthen his
full body. Knute is making the impossible, possible
again, with safe walking and exercise.
Robert - 13 year
history of traumatic brain injury
Robert walks outdoors for the first time since his
Brain Injury, 13 years ago
Robert walked, and was able to walk outdoors, for
the first time since his traumatic brain injury,
while he was attending the Brain Injury Association
Conference in Oregon in March 2010. It was a day to
celebrate and be a part of his inspiring walk.
Walking again 1 year later - Robert's astounding
progress, 14 years post his TBI
Robert had been confined to a wheelchair, and not
able to walk for over 13 years. 1 year after he began
using the Gait Harness System, Robert is improving
the quality of his social communications with
others, at an eye-to-eye level. He enjoys using his GHS
daily, taking it outside daily to enjoy the
fresh air and to spend time with family and
Robert has now graduated out of the GHS, and
walks completely independently.
3 year history of severe balance
disturbance, cerebellar degeneration disease
Marlene walks again for the 1st time, following
cerebellar degeneration disease
Marlene had stopped walking entirely after the
onset of severe balance disturbance and
cerebellar degeneration disease several years
ago. This inspiring video highlights her 1st
steps, in the Gait Harness System, walking
safely and more independently.
1 year later, Marlene increases her walking and
returns to enjoyed activities in the kitchen
This video story shows Marlene thrilled to be
back in the kitchen, facing the open side of the
to put up dishes, practice sideways walking,
washing her hands at the kitchen sink, and
washing off a table. Using the GHSII
in creative, practical ways like this opens
Marlene's eyes to a whole new window of
opportunities, parts of her life she has missed.
long-term history of post stroke, CVA,
post-traumatic stress disorder, TBI, orthopedic
After 6 months not walking, Donald gets back on
his feet and out of his nursing home bed
On Father’s Day 2010, Donald, a Korean War
veteran, walks for the first time in 6 months,
after being entirely bed-bound in a residential
skilled nursing facility. Previously, increasing
falls had led to multiple hospitalizations and
increasingly protracted stays in skilled nursing
facilities. This is a great story, and just the
start of seeing Donald improve after his history
of stroke, CVA, PTSD, multiple bone fractures,
and brain injury.
1 year later, Donald celebrates his birthday,
Donald celebrated wonderful success walking
again on his birthday this year. Donald loves
being up and out of bed, and walks several times
a week in his Gait Harness System. He has built
a great deal of speed, endurance, and finesse.