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How do you answer the question: “Will I ever walk again?”

How do you answer the question: “Will I ever walk again?”

Kristine Cichowski, MS

Founding Director, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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I don't know, I really can't say "yes" or "no" to that. Science is moving in a way that we've never dreamt, and new breakthroughs are happening every day. I think what's important is that you take care of your body... Show More

I don't know, I really can't say "yes" or "no" to that. Science is moving in a way that we've never dreamt, and new breakthroughs are happening every day. I think what's important is that you take care of your body, pay attention to what you need to do to stay healthy, mobile, active, stay involved, so if some breakthrough does come, you're ready. I wouldn't sit waiting for the breakthrough to happen, you need to live your life, go on, be involved, and there's lots of opportunities for that to happen. And, if something comes along that it, things do change, so be it, wonderful. If not, you've not stopped your life, there's no need to stop your life at this point—you can continue to have a very fulfilling life.

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How do you answer the question: “Will I ever walk again?”

Kristine Cichowski, MS

Founding Director, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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I don't know, I really can't say "yes" or "no" to that. Science is moving in a way that we've never dreamt, and new breakthroughs are happening every day. I think what's important is that you take care of your body, pay attention to what you need to do to stay healthy, mobile, active, stay involved, so if some breakthrough does come, you're ready. I wouldn't sit waiting for the breakthrough to happen, you need to live your life, go on, be involved, and there's lots of opportunities for that to happen. And, if something comes along that it, things do change, so be it, wonderful. If not, you've not stopped your life, there's no need to stop your life at this point—you can continue to have a very fulfilling life.

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