MIAMI (WSVN) -- A Miami Police officer has become a "walking miracle" thanks to a new advancement in technology.
Senior Miami-Dade Police officer Leo Fernandez is getting a chance to live a normal a life by becoming the first amputee in South Florida to receive a robotic foot.
Fernandez lost part of his leg in 2002 when he was hit by a drunk driver during a routine traffic stop on the Palmetto Expressway.
It took three long years of rehab before Fernandez was able to go back to work on the police force. He said life became a struggle both mentally and physically. "The worst is really dealing with the loss of the leg. You want to be able to do everything like a normal person. That's what triggers the depression."
Fernandez said the old prosthesis was extremely hard on his body and put too much pressure on his back and knees. Those problems have ended after receiving the new robotic foot called Biom. "It's actually got batteries and a computer brain inside of it," Fernandez said. "What it does is it pushes off the ground like your muscles would do normally..."
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