Accidental Events: Regenerative Medicine, Quadriplegia, and Life’s Journey
Regenerative medicine has the potential to dramatically change modern medicine. In 2007 a tragic car accident resulted in a severe spinal cord injury to a family member. This event prompted the family to conduct a World Wide Web search for the latest in stem cell treatments. Alarmingly, the initial search resulted in discouraging news as no viable medical sites were identified. Continued efforts in 2008–2009 to find a treatment site resulted in the identification of one medical facility with authentic, proven success in New Delhi, India. The chapter details the family’s travel to India and the experience of receiving positive results via human embryonic stem cell treatment.