Amazing Advancements in SCI Treatment

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 23, 2015
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Almost every month, there seem to be new advancements in spinal cord injury cure/treatment. A man with a completely severed spinal cord has walked again with the help of some cells from his nose. After a knife attack, Darek Fidyka, a 38-year-old Bulgarian, was paralyzed from the chest down for four years. Scientists from Britain and Poland took stem cells from his nasal passages, transplanted them into his back and 're-grew' nerve connections in his spinal cord. Now he can walk with a frame and even drive a car. Join me in praying that eventually there will be practical cures/treatments for people who suffer devastating spinal injuries (and God bless what he's doing through modern medicine).



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This is wonderful news, Joni! I would love for something like this to happen to you so that you could walk again. Medicine needs to keep advancing so that one day there will be a cure for paralysis and other things too. God Bless these researchers and doctors and everyone involved in this!! Nicole
  • April 24, 2015
  • 12:02 p.m.
  • Nicole
  • April 23, 2015
  • 2:35 p.m.
  • Kathy
I read Joni's book many many years ago and I found the Chapter 12...Why wasn't I healed such a beautiful comment on Christian acceptance of suffering. Putting PTL on your paintings and drawings was so simple yet so profound. God bless Joni for her witness throughout all these years. I am a retired District nurse/ Macmillan Nurse, (I looked after people with cancer for many years. A few years older than Joni she has inspired me for a long time. I live in Orpington Kent England, (about 15 miles from central London.) So glad I have now found her website. I was reading a book and Joni was mentioned whch made me re-read that chapter 12 especially.
  • April 23, 2015
  • 11:28 a.m.
  • Mrs Cecilia Skudder