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Bionic suit helps paralyzed walk

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A new bionic suit is helping  paralyzed patients walk again.

Spinal cord injury patient Aaron Bloom has been training with the device for three months. It was first designed to help soldiers carry heavy loads, but is not helping patients balance.

Bloom said, "It's great to be upright and walking."

The $150,000 suit and its use in therapy are not covered by insurance, but rehab specialists say the device can help patients in many ways, including keeping their bones strong.

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