Dakota Privette, 20, of Rock Hill, South Carolina , USA, has a restricted from birth after he was born eleven weeks early mobility.
After entering labor at 29 weeks, doctors advised his mother Donna Funderburk, 43, that she should leave Dakota die so that his twin brother, Elijah, had a greater chance of survival.
determined to give both an opportunity in life, she refused to Dakota die and after birth survived, defying all odds
he was born with cerebral palsy, caused by lack oxygen, and scoliosis. – Where the column becomes an s-shaped curve.
From the age of nine, Dakota had metal bars placed on the back and five surgeries to extend the rods in order to prevent their lungs and other organs from being crushed by its unusually. spine in the form of
throughout their struggles, which was always the dream Dakota to stand unaided and walk on their own -. as a child imagined having the robot’s legs that help it move
despite undergoing hip surgeries and painful legs and intramuscular injections deep nothing helped him in his search for walk.
However, earlier this year, was able to fulfill his lifelong desire by participating in a clinical trial with Rex exoskeleton bionics.
As As a child I imagined having robot legs that help him move
He was born with cerebral palsy, caused by lack of oxygen
I was so proud of him, it was hard to contain my joy
Advanced technology-free will granted service for the first time in his life, as seen in this emotional video.
Now his mother is raising $ 160,000 to buy the Rex so that your child can walk, while additional funds will be used to prepare the body Dakota team, stretching his torso.
Ms. Funderburk, an assistant in a law firm, said: “It was very emotional when I stood for the first time, all cried, seeing his dream come true and he walked by himself he was simply amazing.
“kept shouting,” I’m standing, I’m standing “was so proud of him, it was hard to contain my joy.
The 20-year-old was through hip and painful legs surgeries
“since he was little he has always been obsessed with being about to enter, I never thought this day would come.
” When I was younger would like to carry around, then he had his first wheelchair at the age of three.
“has never been able to walk by himself, if I hold it could take a few steps and move a very short distance, but it will really take place.
” But always has been fighting for more and dreamed of walking, he knew one day be able to do – so it always keeps up with technological advances.
From the age of nine, Dakota had metal rods placed in his back
“After he was found on Rex went wild, he was ecstatic.
” When I was in the device, only to see him stand at eye level it was amazing, never had him stand in front of me, I could not have been prouder.
“is remarkable to think how far he has progressed, doctors when he was born Dakota were sure they would not survive.
” I was asked during labor if I wanted to let him pass away and die – but I could not let that happen, I had to give him a chance of life.
Doctors I advised her mother that she should leave Dakota die
“Since then, it has always had to fight for it day after day and constantly pushed their limits – now 20, is overcame all the odds.
“it goes to show what a person can do when determined, is now raising funds to purchase what you can walk around the house and not have any limitations . “
to take part in the test of Rex Bionics, the family of Dakota drove for 11 hours at a medical facility in Tampa, Fla. – where doctors hoped the trial would be successful
The family captured Dakota walking and standing for the first time film.
‘He’s I always had to fight for it day after day and constantly pushed to its limits “
Dakota, 20, said:” Being able to walk is most important to me, I never was he was so happy with anything. – I’ve been obsessed with Rex since I discovered that
“I want the freedom to walk anywhere I can and not be stuck in a wheelchair, they want to be able to. go through the mall on my own and play basketball “
You can donate to the fund by visiting: www.gofundme.com/vpaan7y