Fundraiser held to help paralyzed Marine Capt. Derek Herrera walk again

Money for MARSOC foundation to buy exoskeletons

CORONADO, Calif. - Hundreds crowded into a Coronado restaurant Saturday evening for a good cause: to help a paralyzed Marine walk again.     

Money was raised for the MARSOC Foundation, which helps special operations Marines injured in the line of duty.

The goal is to buy two exoskeletons. One of them will go to Capt. Derek Herrera. He was injured in Afghanistan last year and paralyzed from the chest down.

"There's been an incredible amount of people, and I've met so many phenomenal, patriotic Americans that have been willing to come out and support and share their time and resources to help, so can't thank them enough," Herrera told 10News.

Steven Wilson, who has his own exoskeleton, was there Saturday night to show Herrera what he has to look forward to.

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