From the article at WIRED :
“Mark Pollock, an author and adventurer left paralysed by a fall in 2010, has pledged to not only walk again, but run. Pollock has been training with Ekso Bionics exoskeletons in the hope of rebuilding the neural pathways between his brain and the paralysed parts of his body, he revealed at Wired 2012. After being blinded at 22, Pollock competed in ultra-endurance races across the Gobi Desert, the Himalayas and even the south pole. He became a motivational speaker and wrote a book calledMaking it Happen.
In 2010, he fell out of a third story window and suffered a spinal cord injury, leaving him paralysed from the waist down. “People who found me thought I was dead, doctors thought I was going to die. When I knew what was going on, I wondered whether dying would have been a better outcome.” Dosed up on morphine in intensive care, he received messages through Twitter, Facebook and SMS saying “sorry to hear about your accident, but you’ll be able to deal with it”. He added: “I didn’t find it offensive that people thought that walking was going to be an option for me. That’s the story I’d been selling.”
He spent six months at Stoke Mandeville hospital before finding out about the progress Christopher Reeve had made in recovering muscle mass and movement and travelled over to a California company called Project Walk, where he was trained with intense physical therapy…. ” (read the rest of the story at the above link).