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Nick competed in a rowing event at Boston University.
Nick smiled as he arrived at the World Indoor Rowing Championships.
Diane Malafronte helped her son out of his wheelchair.
Research assistant Maddie Irwin helped Nick into position.
Nick’s feet were fastened into the machine.
With the help of electrical stimulation that sends “messages” to the leg muscles, patients are able to work their legs.
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