Best of Brooklyn: Wheelchair-bound comedian walks for first time in 17 years

A Brooklyn comedian who has been using a wheelchair for the past 17 years was able to walk again, thanks to new technology. Damon Rozier was left paralyzed from the chest down after a motorcycle accident

News 12 Staff

Oct 9, 2014, 2:30 AM

Updated 3,517 days ago

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Best of Brooklyn: Wheelchair-bound comedian walks for first time in 17 years
A Brooklyn comedian who has been using a wheelchair for the past 17 years was able to walk again, thanks to new technology.
Damon Rozier was left paralyzed from the chest down after a motorcycle accident in 1997.
Last week, Rozier was able to stand and walk using a special suit.
Rozier says he has hope now through physical therapy to walk on his own one day. But, Rozier says it wasn't always this way. He says he was depressed after the accident and turned to God and comedy to get over feeling sorry for himself.
Rozier now has a weekly comedy show. He has also been in nine NYC marathons, played wheelchair rugby and has played on a baseball team.


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