Paralysed man walks again

Darek Fidyka, a polish fireman was paralysed 4 years ago when his ex-wife's husband attacked him with a knife and severed his spinal cord.

Darek has been involved in a pioneering scientific experiment which involves taking cells from his nasal passage and transplanting them into the break in his spinal cord. The results were made public yesterday, and although this project is still in its early stages, the initial results are very encouraging and provide room for cautious optimism within the spinal cord injured community.

The results of the transplant have allowed Darek to regain some feeling in his lower limbs, and with some assistance, he has even been able to stand up and take a few short steps.

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