Wounded veteran wants to give back to others in Arizona

FOX 10's Troy Hayden reports.

- He's maybe the valley's best known war hero: Cory Remsburg -- an Army Ranger badly hurt in Afghanistan. He's been featured at the State of the Union address and President Obama visited him at his home.  He's given a lot for all of us and now he's asking for something back.

Remsburg has shown the same determination in his rehab that he showed when he went into battle in Afghanistan. Now he's strapped into a cutting edge device called the Bioness Vector that allows him to stand and walk on his own and I found out first hand it pumps him up.

How does he feel standing up like this?

"Like I can take you on. Bring it," said Remsburg. "I am more safe in this. I can do whatever I want."

The Vector uses a ceiling mounted lift of sorts that can read the user's movements. As Remsburg stumbled, the Vector caught him, but allows him to try to balance on his own.  He's then able to steady himself and work with a computer screen on eye-hand type coordination.

Arizona doesn't have a Vector machine. The Swan Rehab Center is now trying to raise the $200,000 it will take to buy one to help not just Remsburg, but all of its patients who deal with a variety of challenges.

There is no machine like this in Arizona. Swan Rehab and Remsburg are trying to raise the funds needed to purchase it. They've set up a Go Fund Me account and so far, they've raised about $27,000 of the $200,000 needed.

SWAN Rehab Gait Technology Campaign - www.gofundme.com/swanrehab


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