A City of Miami, FL, police officer who lost both legs and nearly lost his life in a motorcycle crash in February is making great progress on his road to recovery. And he is one step closer to returning to the job he loves.
Now, barely four months later, Officer Mario Gonzalez is ready to learn to walk again.
"As human beings you have to change and adapt," Gonzalez told CBS4 in April. "You just have to do it. Otherwise, you'll be out of the game and I'm not going to be out of the game."
He was recently fitted for prosthetic legs, and on Thursday he stood on his new limbs for the first time.
"It's one thing to imagine the day happening," his wife Erica Gonzalez said. "But it's another thing when you actually see it. And just to see him standing and see how excited he was, it's incredible."