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Fighting for Independence

A roadside bomb in Iraq left Jerral paralyzed and without his left arm. But rather than letting his injuries define him, Jerral is fighting back. He’s working with a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins to test the most advanced prosthetic arm in the world that could help Jerral and many other wounded vets like him take back their independence.
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11 Episodes
Episode 1
After losing part of his arm to cancer, Johnny now has one of the world's most advanced prosthetics. »
Episode 2
A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs. »
Episode 3
Robert is paralyzed. But thanks to a robotic exoskeleton, he can walk again. »
Episode 4
The incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone. »
Episode 5
Could an injection of embryonic stem cells into the spinal cord reverse paralysis? »
Episode 6
Jerral was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq and left paralyzed. Now he's partnering with researchers to regain his independence. »
Episode 7
When Karen was told her daughter had an incurable disease, she started a gene therapy company to find a cure. »
Episode 8
Open BCI has developed a 3D-printed headset that allows your brain to interact with computers in amazing ways. »
Episode 9
A father’s quest to help his son with diabetes could change the lives of millions of people who suffer from the disease. »
Episode 10
Vanna was legally blind. Now she can see. Hear her inspiring story and meet the amazing doctors who gave her back her sight. »