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North Carolina veteran with ALS first in country to have robotic arm

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Thanks to new technology, a North Carolina veteran is getting a helping hand.

Steven Hix from Huntersville is now the first person in the country with ALS to get a robotic arm, according to WSOC.

Hix, a U.S. veteran and a former dentist, was diagnosed with ALS in 2011.

Because ALS is a disease affecting muscle control, Steve’s movements are extremely limited but his mind is as sharp as ever.

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