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Latest news: Chris Cairns

Robotic rehabilitation for paralysed people coming to Canberra

Last Friday, former cricket champion Chris Cairns, paralysed after a spinal stroke last year, used a robotic exoskeleton to abseil 18 metres down Canberra Hospital, to raise funds for the Canberra Hospital Foundation.

Paralysed after stroke, Chris Cairns abseils at Canberra Hospital for CAN GIVE DAY

Last year, New Zealand cricket champion Chris Cairns suffered a spinal stroke that left him unable to walk, one of three life-threatening health crises. Today, he abseiled 18 metres down Canberra Hospital’s Building 8, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton being trialled at the University of Canberra Hospital.

Chris Cairns paralysed, unsure if he will walk again

Canberra resident and former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns says he is unsure if he will walk again but that he is lucky to be alive after suffering a spinal stroke following life-saving treatment for a torn artery in August.