According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, “A paralyzed man is now able to move again after undergoing a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka is now walking with assistance and has feeling in his lower extremities following the breakthrough procedure.” Caution: It is too early to know with certainty the therapy that worked for Fidyka can be repeated, or that the same protocol will work for a different paralyzed individual. To the best of my knowledge, similar therapy is not currently available to reverse the impact of brain injury, stroke, seizure, aphasia, ataxia, disabilities or other adversities.
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Thanks to Wendy for sharing the story with me; ABC7 Eyewitness News for covering the story; the medical personnel who discovered the treatment and performed the surgery; Darek Fidyka, the patient who received the treatment and agreed to share his story; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text in this post.