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The Wheelchair Is 2,300 Years Old. There's Finally A Better Option.

A year ago, my friend Arash had a terrible accident that paralyzed his legs. But thanks to his hard work and some brilliant engineers, he was able to walk again. This technology could mean freedom and a completely different kind of life for people with paralysis. I can't wait until these cyborgs are walking our streets every day. Jump to 4:55 for the part that got me so excited for my friend.

The Wheelchair Is 2,300 Years Old. There's Finally A Better Option.

Oh no! This video has been removed. But you can read about it on Al Jazeera and keep track of Arash's progress on his blog, where he chronicled one year since his accident. You can also contribute to his recovery and check out more cool stuff from Ekso Bionics.

Another week of 2021 in the books...and now we're fully into September. Holy moly, how did that happen? Pandemic time is so wild.

Another week means another chance for us to counter the doom-and-gloom headlines with some simple rays of sunshine. Need a reason to smile? Here are 10 of them.

Enjoy.

1. This story of quick-thinking generosity on 9/11 is a reminder of the goodness of ordinary people.

Mercedes Martinez shared a story on Twitter about how her dad rented the biggest van he could find just before his flight was grounded on 9/11 because he knew people were going to be stranded. He ended up driving seven scared strangers from Omaha to Denver, took them straight to their front doors, and refused to accept any payment. She wants to find the people he helped. Read the full story here and follow her thread here for updates.


2. A WWII veteran got to meet the girl who wrote him a letter in the third grade, which he's kept with him for 12 years.

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