Kristopher Boesen’s life changed in an instant. Last thing he remembers before waking up in a hospital is losing control of his car. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, and doctors had terrible news. The chances of him ever regaining any function from the neck down were close to zero.
However, Kris agreed to go through a new and revolutionary procedure that offered him the power to hope again. The procedure was in its early stages of testing and it involved using stem cells, which are thought to have the capability to fix injured nervous tissue.
After just three weeks of therapy, Kris’s condition already started improving. Eight weeks into the treatment, and the young man was already answering calls and using his upper body. He is currently using a wheelchair to get around, but he has regained significant function, which has made a big difference for the better in his life.
And although he knows that nobody can make him any promises, Kris hopes that his condition will continue to improve. Meanwhile, researchers are further exploring the effects procedures using stem cells have on patients who are suffering from paralysis.