Hope for increased self-sufficiency for paralyzed man

Experimental stem cell therapy regained the movement of arms and hands of a 21 year old man who was paralyzed from his neck to his toes.

Team of doctors at Keck Medical Center of USC injected stem cells experimental treatment, AST-OPC1,into the damaged cervical spine of Kris who suffered a traumatic injury to his cervical spine in a car accident.

Three months post treatment, kris is able to feed himself, write his name, use his phone, maneuver a motorized wheelchair and cuddle his family and friends.