In 2010, Darek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down due to a knife attack. However, in 2014, surgeons announced that Fidyka’s paralysis had been reversed by using cells from his nose to repair his spinal cord. According to Fidyka, “I can tell that sensation is coming back and I am getting stronger. A year ago I would not have been able to ride a tricycle. Now I can feel each muscle and each press of the foot on the pedals.”
The medical team that treated Fidyka is initiating a worldwide search for patients, who have specific types of spinal cord injuries, to participate in the Wrocloaw Walk Again Project. To read more about Darek Fidyka and the Wroclaw Walk Again Project, click here.