With a little help from my friends…”
These lyrics from old songs encapsulate an old and ever eternal adage “no man is an island, we need one another.
This old and eternal wisdom bears fruit in so many persons. One person is grateful to persons who helped her use her exoskeleton to fulfill her dream to finish a marathon.
Terry Hannigan Vereline is a former Army sergeant and Vietnam veteran.
She made history earlier this month by becoming the first paralyzed competitor to successfully finish a marathon with the help of a robotic exoskeleton.
She completed the New York City Marathon by walking the entire 26.2 miles over the course of three days.
“Don’t give up,” she said in an interview.
“The things that I did prior to me being paralyzed, I can still do. It’s just finding another way of doing it.”
Accordingly, she is grateful to those who helped her use her exoskeleton to fulfill her dream.
And how about those who developed and made it ? !