In this medical video learn how a huge advancement in the treatment of paralysis: nerve fibers are actually re-grown, restoring feeling to limbs of the paralyzed.
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Jennifer Matthews: Faith in God has gotten Brandon Ingram through the toughest times. Times like the biggest obstacle of his life, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Brandon Ingram: I went through the windshield of my car coming off the interstate. They found me 50 feet away from my car. Jennifer Matthews: Doctors told him he'd never walk again. Brandon Ingram: I mean you could tell me anything, but not that. I'm not going to walk again, yeah, right. Jennifer Matthews: Researcher Richard Borgens is also trying to prove those doctors wrong. He implanted this experimental device called an Oscillating Field Stimulator into Brandon's back, four days after the accident. It sends out electricity, causing nerve fibers to grow. Richard Borgens: Since World War II, there has been no medical therapy to recover functions in people who've had spinal cord injuries. We had to just dream about what we might like to do. Now, those dreams are realities. Jennifer Matthews: Brandon is dreaming big, too. He has gradually regained movement, first feeling his toes again, and now he's even been able to raise his leg. But don't tell him he's lucky. Brandom Ingram: Yeah, I feel blessed. I am lucky, Lucky as hitting a lottery. Lucky is -- I feel blessed. Jennifer Matthews: Blessed by his family and what he can still do, hoping to someday shoot that three-pointer standing up. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.
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