Three years ago, retired army Seargent DeVaughn Ollison was in a motorcycle accident, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury, stroke, and broken bones in his upper body and spine. He was given just a five percent chance of survival. After six months in the hospital, DeVaughn was finally able to start rehab.
After his accident, DeVaughn struggled with a neurocognitive disorder leaving him with left-side weakness, and partial blindness. All of these setbacks made it difficult for DeVaughn to balance and walk without assistance. After a lot of hard work and determination, DeVaughn was able to start walking again with assistance from his physical therapists.
The Solo-Step overhead track and harness system played an important role for DeVaughn. Once he realized that he could not fall while in the system, he gained enough confidence to walk without assistance from a cane or walker. He even started to walk backward, side-step, and eventually without any assistance at all!
DeVaughn’s journey shows that anything is possible if you set your mind to it! Nowadays, DeVaughn enjoys spending time with his family and watching the Dallas Cowboys play on Sunday! If there’s one thing that DeVaughn wants you to know, it is to never give up!
Check out the video above to see his progress!
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