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Man Who Was Paralyzed From The Neck Down Can Walk Again Thanks To Miracle Treatment

A side-by-side of a paralyzed man before and after treatment.

Years ago, a man paralyzed in a surfing accident was able to walk again after undergoing a revolutionary stem cell treatment. Now, he says that his mobility has only continued to improve! Chris Barr was one out of only 10 people to undergo this experimental treatment in a study by the Mayo Clinic. It’s safe to say that the procedure was a success for this patient!

“I never dreamed I would have a recovery like this,” Chris said, according to Good Morning America.

A paralyzed man receives medical treatment.
Screengrab from YouTube

Before receiving care, Chris was paralyzed from the neck down, making it unlikely that he would ever walk again. However, a new stem cell treatment from the Mayo Clinic offered hope. He would be the first to try it, with incredible results.

This treatment involved taking stem cells from the man’s body, multiplying them, and then inserting them into his spine. The results were amazing! After the procedure, Chris reported that he could feel his legs again. He was one out of seven patients in the study to recover some of their mobility through this method.

Although this stem cell treatment is still in the research phase, the progress so far is pretty promising. It certainly changed one formerly paralyzed man’s life for the better by giving him the ability to walk again!

A formerly paralyzed man is walking next to another man.
Screengrab from YouTube

“This trial shows us that stem cells are safe and potentially beneficial in the treatment of spinal cord injury,” said Dr. Mohamad Bydon, a leader in the Mayo Clinic study. “This can be a milestone in our field of neurosurgery, neuroscience and of treating patients with spinal cord injury.”

Imagine how many people could benefit from this research!

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