While everyone else was busy with first day of school pictures, Rico was taking his "first solo venture out of the house without a walker" picture. (Not nearly as catchy sounding, but certainly as monumental).
For those of you who live far away from us - this is how he's getting around 80% of the time.
The walker still exists. He uses it when he goes into large crowds, or rough terrain (kind of like an ATV of pedestrianism). He still has weird electrical jolts in his leg, but we are hoping it's just due to his nerves working extra hard to find their way back home.
He is not happy about the cane or the brace. It holds him back from doing things like hitchhiking through the Rockies, or jumping into Lake Superior in October - so for now I'm cool with it.