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Amy Van Dyken-Rouen marks recovery milestone

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen stands upright for the first time since the June 6. (Source: Instagram) Amy Van Dyken-Rouen stands upright for the first time since the June 6. (Source: Instagram)
(Source: Instagram) (Source: Instagram)
(Source: Instagram) (Source: Instagram)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

More than nine months after she was paralyzed from the waist down in an Arizona ATV accident, a former Olympic swimmer reported having reflexes in her knees and ankles for the first time.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, 41, tweeted March 26, "OMG Guess who has reflexes in her knees and ankles for the first time since my accident!! This is so huge. #AnyChangeIsGood #progress" 

In late August, she stood upright for the first time since the June 6 accident.

She posted those special moments on her Instagram account. Throughout her ordeal, Van Dyken-Rouen has remained upbeat, even letting the world peek into her experiences via social media.

On Aug.14, she was released from the hospital in Englewood, CO, and remained in Colorado until September.

Copyright 2015 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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