Watch: Breakthrough brain chip gives paralysed man ability to hold cup, play Guitar Hero
Ian Burkhart was only 19 when the accident happened. He had been swimming in the Outer Banks with some buddies when a wave caught him and hurled him into a sandbar, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. But he always held out hope that medical science would one day be able to help him regain enough movement to become more independent. That day has finally arrived.