Wheelchair To Walking Again


By: Estephany Espinoza-Tobar

Roy Palmer is a 49 year old man that had multiple sclerosis for almost a decade, that left he in a wheelchair. He heard about a radical stem cell and thought it was worth the risk after he seeing get it explained on a BBC program called “Panorama”. In just two days he gained feel back in his left leg first then he felt both.  After the the surgery Roy Palmer had appreciate the little thing like walking on the beach. The most estimates makes the treatments at least $125,000. The approved drug treatment for multiple sclerosis can cost up to $5,000 per month


This relates to engineering because the radical stem cell transfer had people doing the surgery and knowing what to do with the tools. This also relates to engineering because the people who take a sample of stem cell from the patients blood and then they are put back in the patients body which triggers the growth of new healthy immune cells.