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Rehabilitation robots are helping paralyzed people get a move on. (Photo: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: High-Tech Rehab Robots Making Strides With Human Paralysis

These days robots do everything from manufacture cars and computers to disable bombs. We’ve even seen them in the operating room. Now, robots are helping paralyzed people get moving again.

12/26/2013

Steven Ciccone, Denise Williams

Man Hailed As Hero For Helping Passengers In Metro-North Derailment

The horror of the Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx Sunday was marked by some inspiring stories of bravery.

12/02/2013

Vinny Pinello (Photo: Sophia Hall, WCBS 880)

L.I. Man Waits In Agony For Repairs To Damaged Wheelchair

A Long Island man this weekend was still waiting for his customized wheelchair to be repaired, after it was stolen and damaged one month ago.

07/13/2013

Vinny Pinello (Photo: Sophia Hall, WCBS 880)

Man Who Found Stolen Wheelchair Speaks Out

As we reported yesterday, there was happy ending after a man with cerebral palsy had his wheelchair stolen by two 14-year-old boys who rode it around Flower Hill, Long Island and then left it when the battery went dead. Now the man who recovered it is speaking out.

06/12/2013

Jennifer Feltenstein

Justice Dept. Looks At Mistreatment Of Disabled Students During New Rochelle H.S. Evacuation

Two disabled New Rochelle High School students claim they were mistreated during a fire condition last month and now the school is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

02/26/2013

A boat left out of the water by Sandy in Lindenhurst, Long Island - Nov. 29, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Lindenhurst Still A Town On The Mend One Month After Sandy

A month after superstorm Sandy struck, gone is the thick oil that covered the streets by the water in Lindenhurst. So, too, is the silence of the residents in shock.

11/29/2012

Jack Fredericks on Amigo at the Children of Promise Stable in Nanuet (credit: John Fredericks)

Stories From Main Street: Four-Legged Therapy For Special Children In Nanuet

They can’t always explain it, but something magical happens at the Children of Promise Stable in Nanuet.

11/26/2012

Austim

Clinical Trial With Stem Cells Creates Hope For Parents Of Autistic Children

Cases of autism have soared in recent years: one in every 88 children is diagnosed with the disorder. Now, a groundbreaking clinical trial will test whether a child’s own stem cells – the building blocks of the body – might help.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

Dina Frank

Father: TSA Got Aggressive With Cerebral Palsy-Stricken 7-Year-Old From Long Island

CBS 2 brought you the story of Dina Frank’s inspirational journey to her first steps last week. Now, her family says the Transportation Security Administration got aggressive with her during a recent trip through airport security.

04/26/2012

Dina Frank

Seen At 11: Dina’s Miracle — How Botox Helped Girl With Cerebral Palsy Walk

They are medications used in cosmetic procedures, but they are now being paired up with astounding results. A 7-year-old Long Island girl who was not able to walk recently took her first steps.

04/20/2012

Long Island Festival of Trees

Festival Of Trees Wraps Up Its Annual Cerebral Palsy Benefit

The 22nd annual Long Island Festival of Trees wrapped up this weekend in Garden City with the young and the young at heart all dazzled with the bright, colorful decorated Christmas trees at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

11/27/2011

John Lahutsky, Andrei Sullivan, and Joe Girardi in Central Park - New York, NY - Jul 29, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

New York Yankees HOPE Week Reunites Childhood Orphan Friends Over A Decade Later

At 18-months-old John Lahutsky was declared incurable with cerebral palsy and didn’t see the outside of a Russian orphanage for years.

07/29/2011

Boone Logan (file / credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Yankees Bring HOPE Week To Cerebral Palsy Patient On Staten Island

On Staten Island, a young woman is not letting her serious conditions hold her back from helping those in need, and now the Bronx Bombers have come to help her.

07/28/2011

Wheelchair (file / credit: clipart.com)

Police: Worker At United Cerebral Palsy Center Taunted Blind Wheelchair-Bound Patient

Gregory Richardson, 21, lowered the back of the wheelchair the patient was in and started bouncing it around saying it was “like a roller coaster ride,” Nassau County police Lt. Kevin Smith said.

07/15/2011

MacKenzie Maher (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Cerebral Palsy

MacKenzie Maher was born with a brain injury. Doctors determined she had cerebral palsy, and unable to walk, the only way she could get around was to learn how to crawl. The big breakthrough in her ability to walk came when MacKenzie began clinical trials on a machine called the lokomat.

07/06/2011

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