First Paralyzed Human Treated With Stem Cells Has Now Regained His Upper Body Movement

Stem cells

Kristopher Boesen had a terrible accident, from whom which he woke up paralyzed in a hospital. As soon as he opened his eyes, terrified because he could control or move any of his body parts, the doctors gave him a choice to replace the damaged cells. Without any other option, he had to accept the possibility of never beeing able to walk or run again.

The procedure had the ability to repair harmed nervous tissue by replacement of damaged cells.

In April the operation started that’s when Dr. Liu inflicted 10 million AST-OPC1 cell into Kris` cervical spinal cord.

Kris experienced a significant recovery for only three weeks of therapy and after two months he was already capable of writing his name, working around his wheelchair, and function easy daily activities. Additionally, his brain function was also recovered since he was able to connect his desires and the brain.

He says “All I’ve wanted from the beginning was a fighting chance…But if there’s an opportunity for me to walk again, then heck yeah! I want to do anything possible to do that,”

Even without any guarantees of whatsoever, this success is stimulating and encouraging the experts to continue their search till they get a complete cure with better chances of recovery.

Dr. Liu and his team at USC are proud to have achieved such improvements, and they are dedicated to finding the best solution linked with stem cells.
At the end, stem cells therapy can be utilized in other situations apart from paralysis, including diabetes, cancer, and Parkinson`s disease.

 

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