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Daily Archives: October 1, 2006

Flying gives man freedom

Published: October 1, 2006

COLUMBUS – To earn a pilot’s license is a great accomplishment, and to overcome additional obstacles to obtain the privilege of flight is a tremendous feat.

Randy Bonczynski overcame the loss of movement in his legs and received his license Tuesday.

“Tuesday was the day and it feels fantastic,” Bonczynski said. “It is a dream come true and a

goal reached.”

Retraining the brain

Published: October 1, 2006

New device offers a glimmer of hope for victims of spinal injuries and stroke

Jeremy Doman picked up a little stuffed piggy, moved it a foot and set it down.

That’s what it looked like, anyway, to an observer sitting in on his therapy session. In truth, a contraption strapped around Doman’s forearm sent electrical impulses to his muscles, contracting them to pick up the toy and relaxing them to release it.