Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Determined to Walk Again

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Amy Van Dyken, the six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer who became paralyzed when she severed her spinal cord in an ATV crash this summer, says she is determined to walk again.

“There is a possibility that that milestone of me walking again may happen,” Van Dyken told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview for the ABC News special, “The Year: 2014,” which airs on Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. ET. Van Dyken will be featured in a segment about heroes and people who inspire and help others.

“Will I do it under my own power? Probably, because I’m hoping it’s going to be with braces, but will I do it without braces? I don’t know, but just that will be a milestone in and of itself, so let’s do it,” she added.

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