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Dear Lisa (Carroll) We wanted to thank you for all you did for our family. You were so supportive and dedicated in caring for Christine. You went above and beyond your duties in helping us to set up care plans, speaking to the doctor, calling after hours to check in to see how things were going, and giving Christine and us support through a difficult time. We feel very fortunate to have had you for Christine’s nurse. You are a remarkable person and we thank you again for all you did. Sincerely, The Charles and Christine F. Family


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Bionic leg aids Bob Lobel’s quest to walk freely

by Robert Greim, excerpted from bostonherald.com
Pool workouts, weight training and hobbling around on crutches just wasn’t cutting it. So the 69-year-old sports maestro and his therapists turned to the magic packed into the $40,000 AlterG Bionic Leg.

The battery-operated robotic smart-leg — that wraps around an injured limb (think “RoboCop”) — beeps, buzzes and propels the patient up stairs and down hallways. The company rents out the skintight exoskeleton for $700 to $1,000 a month, depending on hours of use.

“I enjoy using the machine, other than the fact it’s weird and makes sounds; it gives you that feedback, audio feedback, of doing it correctly or not correctly,” Lobel told the Herald as he took a test stroll at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westboro.

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