VR Gives Paralyzed Man A Chance Out Of The Chair

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VR Gives Paralyzed Man A Chance Out Of The Chair
December 3, 2017
47-year-old Evan Gadda was born with cerebral palsy, forcing him to be confined to his wheelchair most of his life. Gadda got the opportunity to experience virtual reality for the first time from the University of Nevada Reno.

 

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A paralyzed man pursuing a master's degree in musical theatre at the University of Nevada, Reno is in the spotlight for starring in a virtual reality video that has made national news.

 

Evan Gadda, 47, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby. He's been confined to his wheelchair all his life.

 

That all changed when he got the chance to experience virtual reality at the university's studio, @Reality.

 

Gadda says VR is for everyone, including people who may have a mobile disability.

 

"It can be scary at times because you're right there and you don't know what it's like to walk, metaphorically, in your life," he said.

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