OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC) - A paralyzed Mid-South veteran will soon have his own unique device to help him walk again.
Veteran Tyler Densford became paralyzed in 2016 after a training exercise in the U.S. National Guard.
Densford was told that a severe spinal cord injury meant he’d never stand or walk on his own again.
But Tuesday at the Memphis VA Medical Center, Densford was able to take his first steps after being bound to a wheelchair for nearly three years.
It’s all thanks to the Indego exoskeleton, which the VA and Indego are donating to Densford for free.
Thursday, doctors at the VA signed off on the exoskeleton.
Densford will spend the next few weeks training, and he predicts by summer, he’ll be home with his own device helping him walk once again.