Kristopher Boesen is a true hero, and his story is just exquisite. He got into a car crash that left him paralyzed from the neck down. After his car lost control because of a slippery road, Boesenhit a tree and also a light post. The first doctor prognosis was bad and they thought he might never be able to move his body from his neck down again.
Having in mind his condition, the man was given a chance to go through a procedure involving stem cells, which can ‘repair injured nervous tissue through the replacement of damaged cells.’ This method had no definite guarantee of improvement, but Boesen felt he had nothing to lose at the time.
He started the treatment in April 2018 with the help of Dr. Liu, that injected ten million AST-OPC1 cells directly into Kris’ cervical spinal cord.
According to Dr. Liu:
“Typically, spinal cord injury patients undergo surgery that stabilizes the spine but does very little to restore motor or sensory function. With this study, we are testing procedure that may improve neurological function, which could mean the difference between being permanently paralyzed and being able to use one’s arms and hands. Restoring that level of function could significantly improve the daily lives of patients with severe spinal injuries.”
It took Kris just three weeks of therapy to see the first signs of amelioration. He also needed only two months to talk on the telephone, write words on paper and control his wheelchair. He retrieved his main motoric functions too.
Furthermore, Kris managed to bring back two spinal cord levels which were responsible for his mobility. Soon, the man could regain his basic movements and feel independent once again.
Since his miracle treatment, Kris said: “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.”
His experimental treatment was highly effective, and even though the medics couldn’t promise any progress, he managed to heal correctly.
Charles Liu along with his team are also working together with KSOM as well as the University to study stem cell-driven new medicine in order to ensure that the research can be furthered.
The stem cell therapy is anticipated to be successful for curing other diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and even cancer.
This article (This Paralyzed Man Was Treated With Stem Cells And Has Now Regained The Use Of His Arms And Hands) was published by Thinking Humanity and is published here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License