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Stroke, MS patients able to check out new device at free screenings

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A device that gave an Oklahoma woman a new lease on life could be available to families across the state.

Carla Calhoun suffered a debilitating stroke, which caused complete paralysis of the right side of her body.

She was totally dependent on others for her care and faced the possibility of living the rest of her life in a nursing home.

Calhoun tried the wireless NESS L300 Foot Drop System.

For the first time in nearly six years, Calhoun was able to walk again using the device.

After beginning physical therapy at the Jim Thorpe Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, she is now able to live on her own and walk without a cane.

Officials say other Oklahomans dealing with difficulty walking or hand paralysis as a result of stroke, multiple sclerosis or other central nervous conditions are now able to see the device at a free screening.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, potential patients can head to INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Outpatient Rehabilitation at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center.

The free screening will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4100 S. Douglas Ave. in Oklahoma City.

On Thursday, Feb. 6, patients can head to INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Outpatient Rehabilitation at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.

Another screening will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5300 N. Independence, Suite 100 in Oklahoma City.

To RSVP for either event, call 800-211-9136.