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Miracle Jennifer on her feet again

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Miracle Jennifer on her feet again thumbnailJennifer Smyth using an exoskeleton to walk.

MEET Eglinton's walking miracle - courageous Jennifer Smyth who has defied medics who said the quadriplegic ex-gymnast would never get back on her feet again.
For now, with a little help from her friends and a lot of assistance from a futuristic robotic system, Jennifer is taking her first steps since she was paralysed in a freak accident four years ago.
Jennifer, 20, who was once tipped as a gymnastics star of the future, broke her neck as she landed after a routine vault exercise in September 2013.
Her mother Pamela said: "We don't know exactly what went wrong but Jennifer crushed her spinal cord and we were warned that she would never walk again, but we are just so grateful that she survived at all. It could have been so much worse. Her amazing personality has meant that she thrived in the face of adversity."

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