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Amy Van Dyken-Rouen stands on her own in inspiring new video

by Eun Kyung Kim /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen continues to inspire, most recently with a video of her standing up on her own.

Just weeks before the anniversary of a devastating ATV accident that severed her spine and left her paralyzed, the six-time Olympic gold medalist posted an Instagram video of her latest accomplishment in her rehabilitation process.

“I'm starting to get this standing thing down!" she wrote in the caption. She included a hashtag that she would be "GettingFittedForBracesNextWeek.”

Last month, Van Dyken-Rouen told TODAY’s Matt Lauer she was starting to feel reflexes in her knees and ankles.

"We don't know what this means, but change is good,'' she said. "I will grab it, and I will not let that go."

Van Dyken-Rouen also has been able to walk on crutches with the help of a special exoskeleton.

Since her June 2014 accident, Van Dyken-Rouen has been raising awareness and research funds for spinal cord injuries through her work with her own Amy's Army Foundation. She also serves as captain of Team Reeve, a fundraising and awareness arm of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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