Growing up in the Upstate, Sandy Hanebrink and her family spent weekends on mountain trails discovering the region’s many waterfalls. Hanebrink, who’s been using a wheelchair for 34 years, went on her first waterfall adventure in more than three decades, walking the trail at Table Rock State Park with her new SuitX exoskeleton assistive walking device.
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Sandy Hanebrink has been an advocate for the disability community for almost as long as she’s been using a wheelchair. On Sept. 22, the Mauldin native now living in Anderson, will become the first person in South Carolina to receive a medical exoskeleton from SuitX, enabling her to stand and walk on her own for the first time in 34 years.