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A man who was told he would never walk again has taken his first steps since suffering a tragic accident.

Guy Harris was left with a spinal cord injury after being hit by a lorry in 2003 which left him paralysed from the waist down.

Doctors told him he would never walk again and tried to prepare him for the worst.

But Mr Harris was determined to recover some feeling in his legs and is now walking with the aid of crutches.

He was treated at the Mind Clinic in central London, which also helped Gemma Quinn to walk again after she was paralysed from the neck down.

Miss Quinn made headlines when she wrote a letter of support to actor Christopher Reeve who was left paralysed after a riding accident in 1995.

She was awarded a Child of Courage award in 1996, and went on to win the friendship of Princess Diana and footballer Jamie Redknapp.

Miss Quinn, who is now in her early 20s, was injured in a car accident in north Wales in 1992, which also left her sister Gillian with a broken back.

Both Miss Quinn and Mr Harris trained using a special form of body and mind therapy called Mind Instructor, taught at the Mind Clinic. Mr Harris joined the clinic in January 2006 under the care of instructor Hratch Ogali, who said he had also had success with other spinal injury patients.

Within five months of starting Mind Instructor, Mr Harris was feeling sensations and kicking his legs. Within 10 months, he was training to stand and within a year he was learning to take steps on a frame. Now, he is training to walk on crutches which requires far more co-ordination and balance.

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