I received a video a couple of weeks ago showing a wheelchair bound woman using a pair of robotic legs to walk.
Someone close to me sent me this video and in her mind she had just found a way for me to walk again. I know this person cares about me a lot but I wish her focus was on getting me better and not just getting me walking. My battle with MS is so much more than just the mobility challenges. My upper body strength and core weakness wouldn't make me a good candidate for this technology. I'm not upset because I can't use this technology. I'm frustrated because some of the people I'm close to don't understand what MS is and that it can affect so many things!
I have a deep appreciation for the way that technology has kept me independent for so long. I don't know what I would do without Dragon, my standing wheelchair, or my Bluetooth just to name a few. The future of technology seems limitless. I can't lie, it brings a smile to my face to see the woman in the video get out of her wheelchair, strap on robotic legs and walk. It's great that there is a segment of the wheelchair population that can benefit from this technology but what I really want is a cure to MS!
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