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Almost a year ago, 16-year-old Koben Hofmeyr suffered an injury while playing rugby that left him paralyzed from the waist down. After undergoing rehab, two surgeries, and physiotherapy, he's finally able to ditch his wheelchair. Video shared by non-profit organization The Player's Fund shows a teammate helping Koben take his first steps, 10 months later.

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