‘I can be a stand-up guy again’: Valley veteran regains ability to walk with new technology

PHOENIX — Richard Neider walks around the Touchstone Rehabilitation with a big smile on his face. He has spent the past two months learning how to walk again with the use of the ReWalk Exoskeleton.

“During Operation Iraqi Freedom I sustained a spinal cord injury that took my walking away,” Neider said.

Life in a wheelchair was a big adjustment for Neider. Over the past 10 years, the Army veteran has learned to adapt – thinking he’d never walk again… until now.