— RNZ – Nine To Noon (@ninetonoon) September 22, 2014
Sophie Morgan is walking again after ten years in a wheelchair, with the help of a high-tech wearable robot, made by New Zealand company Rex Bionics. Sophie was 18 and celebrating excellent exam results and acceptance into law school, when driving home from a party with four friends, she took a corner too fast and the car overturned. She suffered a complete break of the spine, and was told she’d never walk again. She’s forged a successful career as a portrait artist, has modelled for Stella McCartney, presented Paralympics coverage on British TV, and become a disabled rights advocate and campaigner.