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Minnesota Veteran With ALS Learns To Drive Wheelchair With His Eyes

2 monthes ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Ahead of Veterans Day, a new piece of technology is unlocking possibilities for Minnesota veterans with degenerative disease diagnosis.
Vietnam veteran Dean Duffield is at the Minneapolis VA Hospital for a tune up. His power scooter does what his body no longer can, though driving with his left-handed joystick is also becoming a challenge.
“I've gotten to the point now where my hand still works if it's below my waist,” Duffield said.
And his right hand doesn't function at all.
“It would be a lot easier if my legs had gone first instead of my hands,” he said.
Duffield found...
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