Dad invents ‘power cane’ to help daughter walk

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CAMAS, WA (KOIN) — Gregg Teaby turned his kitchen table into a design center after having an “aha!” moment watching his daughter walk in a hospital.

The retired engineer’s adult daughter, Celeste, had a stroke about 5 years ago that left her paralyzed on the left side. She uses a cane to walk distances but that day in the hospital she grabbed a handrail and took off.

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“I thought, ‘Wow!’ And all of a sudden a light went off. I said, ‘She needs a moving handrail, a portable handrail that moves,” Teaby said.

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