October 25th, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

It's been pretty cool following this story over the past few years...inspiring.

Side note: it would be awesome to see Barwis give a motivational speech.


October 25th, 2013 at 6:53 PM ^

I wondered the same thing myself. It looks too mechanical and deliberate to be balance/reactionary. Reminds me of a girl I read about whose liver basically replaced her pancreas for a few functions after it was removed. How the hell do they do this stuff??? Either way it's just incredible.


October 25th, 2013 at 9:14 PM ^

Would guess it's a modified hip-knee-ankle-foot sling, using shoulder flexion to extension to flex Brock's hip, and then Brock circumducts/swings his hip around to extend the knee.  Then he uses spasticity/recurvatum to maintain weight on that leg while planting.


Kudos to Brock; metabolic equivalent of walking 4 miles at least.


October 25th, 2013 at 5:07 PM ^

Yet another moving moment for Brock's recovery. Very inspiring story over the past few years and here Brock is at yet another milestone. Thanks for finding and sharing this. 

Go Blue Rosie

October 25th, 2013 at 9:26 PM ^

My dad had a major stroke 2 years ago and lost all control over his left side. It has been a very long road as he tries to walk again. Brock's progress and courage give me hope. Thank you for posting!


October 25th, 2013 at 10:58 PM ^

when he addressed an alumni group.  He's not only courageous and inspiring, he leaves that for others to decide.  A genuinely lovely guy, with a surprising, and sweet, sense of humor. 


October 25th, 2013 at 11:40 PM ^

two years ago (first noticed it walking in to the stadium for the Nebraska game) my Dad contracted a very rare form of cancer in his knee. It led to chemo and a very invasive knee/partial femur replacement. My Dad still hasn't walked without at least a cane in almost 2 full years and is in a lot of pain. Watching Brock come back from so much worse and certainly many more invasive surgeries helps me keep my hope alive for my Dad to walk without a cane again. Thank you for posting this. Go Blue.

Ty Butterfield

October 26th, 2013 at 12:10 AM ^

Thanks for posting. I have been going to games since 1995. Watching Brock walk out and touch the banner in 2010 gave me chills and is one of my favorite Big House memories.