Paralyzed man takes first steps in White Plains

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A paralyzed man is learning to walk again in White Plains.

Rusty Chmelovsky, a Slovakian-born man, has been a patient at the Burke Rehabilitation Program since he fell 32 feet from the roof of a house.

The fall caused a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the waist down.

He's been involved in various therapies and treatments there, and he is set to be discharged Wednesday with the reWalk Robotic Exoskeleton Device.

He is the first patient in the region with the device that helps him stand upright, walk and turn.

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