Teen paralyzed in swimming accident walks again

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A Long Island teen is walking again months after he was paralyzed in a devastating swimming accident. On Wednesday, 17-year-old Nico Fiorello took a few steps unassisted and talked about his remarkable recovery. “Standing up here being able to walk is just amazing,” Fiorello said, standing alongside his doctors and parents at a press conference at Nassau University Medical Center.

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