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Amy Van Dyken

I'M WALKING

... With Bionic Legs!

8/21/2014 1:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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U.S. Olympic hero Amy Van Dyken IS WALKING AGAIN ... just two months after severing her spinal cord in an ATV accident ... all thanks to some incredible medical technology.

The gold medal winning swimmer was unable to move her legs after crashing an ATV in Arizona on June 6th ... but doctors have equipped her with an Indego exoskeleton and today she posted video taking her first steps.

It's pretty damn incredible ... considering Amy's situation was so bad, doctors told her there was a chance she could have died in the emergency surgery following the accident.

Amazing.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Cool

63 days ago
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boo boo    

That's so rad! Amazing!

63 days ago
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Noog    

God bless her. Spinal cord injuries are horrible.

63 days ago
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bernergirl    

She is amazing!!!

63 days ago
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L.A. CONFIDENTIAL    

That's awesome, hopefully we see more advances like this in the future!!!

63 days ago
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Stiletto    

Way to go Amy! Never give up! Love and prayers heading your way.

63 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Congrats to all the awesome brilliant minds that created this opportunity! Amy will be a wonderful ambassador for people who are suffering with these disabilities. I love good news!

63 days ago
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Ohngrrl    

She is an American hero...and not bc of how fast she once swam. In those few seconds of film, you can see that she still has the heart of a champion. Keep up the hard work Amy!

62 days ago

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