CNN Heroes Tribute: Amanda Boxtel

Shay Mitchell introduces 2018 Top Ten CNN Hero Amanda Boxtel at “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute”, which aired on CNN Global television on December 9th, 2018.  Click to watch the video

Amanda Boxtel, our founder and Executive Director, was honored as a Top 10 CNN Hero for 2018. CNN Heroes honors everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world.  Read Amanda’s story with Bridging Bionics on CNN’s website: Bionic woman skis, Bikes and helps others thrive after paralysis.

“The Bridging Bionics program taught me how to walk again through the use of robotic technology and some amazing physical therapists. With my teacher’s salary and my mounting medical bills, there is no way I could have afforded this kind of treatment on my own.” ~ Nate White, 34, L2 Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

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At Bridging Bionics Foundation (BBF), we believe all individuals with neurological mobility impairments can live better through the use of advanced technology.

We see a world using technology to optimize function and improve life for all individuals challenged with mobility impairments. This simple vision drives us to serve people through our unique programs.


Our mission is to provide access to bionic rehabilitation technology for all individuals challenged with neurological mobility impairments. We serve individuals with neurological mobility impairments resulting from injury or disease, including: spinal cord injuries (paraplegia, quadriplegia), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, and stroke. We work every day to be a bridge between advanced technology and those in need.

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