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Paralyzed teen walks again with bionic suit

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CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - An Encinitas teen who suffered a devastating spinal cord injury is walking again with the help of a bionic suit.

Joey Abicca was left paralyzed from the waist down after an accident with a dirt loader three years ago. For the past two weeks, he's been learning to walk in a battery-powered exoskeleton.

He showed off his progress Friday at Project Walk in Carlsbad, where he's been in rehabilitation.

"It feels just like normal walking, just like before I got hurt," Abicca said. "All i hear is the motors but it feels just like I'm walking again."

Abicca is scheduled to walk on the field at Petco Park with the device before Friday night's game.

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