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Paralyzed IDF Veteran Walks Down the Aisle

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An Israeli IDF veteran, Dudu Shevy, who had suffered from a terrible car accident during service and became paralyzed, finally was able to walk for the first time since his accident 12 years ago.

When Shevy heard about a new Israeli innovation called the Rewalk Robotics exoskeleton system, he asked the innovator if he could use the system for his wedding day. The innovator was happy to loan him the equipment.

Writers at The Times of Israel tell us that after many years of using a wheelchair, he felt so happy to finally walk again and celebrate with his friends and family:

After three months of secretive training, sponsored by the Defense Ministry, Shevy shocked his family by walking down the aisle to his bride after over a decade of being wheelchair-bound.

“Just walking. It was different, just seeing everyone at eye-level and not chair-level. It was totally different,” Shevy told the TV station. “It was really wonderful.”

With some assistance from his personal trainer, Shevy made it down the white satin carpet and up several stairs and was wed with both feet planted squarely on the ground, to much cheering from his friends and family.

“People were very moved to see me walking,” he said.

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