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Polio survivor says life-changing leg braces should be funded by health system

By February 27, 2018 No Comments

At the age of 62, Gordon Jackman finally knows what it feels like to walk freely.

Jackman, who was diagnosed with polio before his first birthday, has become the first New Zealander to be fitted with carbon-fibre orthotic leg braces, developed by a pioneering United States orthotic specialist.

But with no Government funding available for the expensive and life-changing technology, the Wellingtonian fears many other Kiwis might not be so lucky.

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