Adam Gorlitsky and the ReWalk Exoskeleton
Adam’s undertaking of the LA Marathon is part of a larger vision to bring awareness and provide support for people with spinal cord injuries.
On the night of December 30, 2005 Adam Gorlitsky was involved in a catastrophic car accident, which left him paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury. His doctors believed he would never walk again. In August of 2015, after a decade of living with paralysis, Adam was given the opportunity to explore a breakthrough new technology – a ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton, a groundbreaking device that would allow him to stand up and walk.
This moment led Adam on a journey to become the first paralyzed man in history to walk Charleston, South Carolina’s Cooper River Bridge Run on April 2, 2016. The 6.2 mile race took him nearly seven hours and exactly 17,932 grueling steps to complete.
After crossing the finish line of the 2016 Cooper River Bridge Run, Adam officially started I GOT LEGS, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the disabled community. He is currently on his One-Million Steps Tour where he is on pace to walk one-million steps in road races throughout the country using his ReWalk robotic exoskeleton.
ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to stand upright, walk, turn, and climb and descend stairs. ReWalk is the first exoskeleton to receive FDA clearance for personal and rehabilitation use in the United States.