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Amputees learn to run

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

For officer Michael Braxton, riding a motorcycle was part of the thrill of life.

Until one Sunday a year ago, where it cost him dearly.

“I slid into a sign, had to have 6 surgeries” Braxton said.

Life seemed it would never be the same for the husband and father, until he came across Challenged Athletes Foundation, and he soon found himself working out with Doctors and world class para-athletes. The athletes come from all ages & backgrounds.

Doctors who run the facility told us for those who go through the process, the better shape they were in before the accident, the faster the recovery.

But the advantage of working in these groups is to see others who have gone through it and come out running.

As for Michael, he says the foundation has allowed him to keep moving forward despite the many hardships he and his family have been facing.

Oster is the prosthetic company from Iceland that has sponsored the nonprofit since 1971

Their spokeswoman says they have been able to help over 2000 people worldwide.

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