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In a 1996 robbery gone wrong, jewelry store owner Mark Chilutti lost the use of his legs. In 2015, a tragic auto accident made TOPGUN instructor Buddy Marshall a quadriplegic.
But disability isn’t the only thing that connects the two men’s stories. Both are Eagle Scouts. Both began their recovery at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, where Chilutti now serves as assistant vice president of development. And both have worked to create the Buddy Marshall Assistive Technology Center at Magee.
The center, which opens this winter, is designed to introduce patients to the latest in assistive technology, teach them how to use it and inspire them to regain their independence.