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The Huntsville Times: Alabama stroke victim walks again with help from new rehab therapy

From the Hunstville Times:

Billy Lemaster had a debilitating stroke in 2010 that left him struggling to walk. About two years later, he suffered another stroke that took his speech and mobility. It was a devastating blow for Lemaster, an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, golf and ride his tractor.

The journey was long and difficult until his daughter learned about Kickstart, a device that mimics the tendons of a horse and uses spring-based technology to enable proper walking. Until this week, the product was not available in Alabama.

Emotions were running high Thursday as Lemaster was fitted for the Kickstart device at A Step Ahead on Bob Wallace Avenue in Huntsville.

"I just hope everybody finds out about it," he said through tears. "I'd like to see everybody with one."

Read the full article here: http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2016/02/alabama_stroke_victim_walks_ag.html

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