A man who was left paralysed after a car accident has been able to walk for the first time in four years thanks to a bionic exoskeleton.
Abdul Aldhfeiry from Cardiff, broke his neck in the accident in Australia in 2012. Following a period of intensive rehabilitation and use of this remarkable piece of equipment, Abdul has been able to take his first steps since injuring his spinal cord.
It is very encouraging to read of the progress that has been made in rehabilitating individuals after spinal cord injury. There is now a wide range of equipment available to people with paralysis and it is important that all those who are going through the rehabilitation process after spinal cord injury have access to modern technology that increasingly plays a part.
The trustees of SPIRIT are interested in learning about new equipment that will improve the rehabilitation and long-term function of those affected by spinal cord injury.
Unfortunately, around 1000 people in the UK sustain spinal cord injury every year, the biggest cause of spinal-cord injury being trauma caused through falls.
SPIRIT is a charity that supports the learning about the treatment of spinal cord injury in countries all over the world.
SPIRIT provides grants for doctors and other healthcare professionals to travel to the UK and to learn about our spinal cord injury centre service and learn new skills.
To donate to SPIRIT and continue the work we do as a charity follow this link.