Hey guys. I spent a couple weeks working on this interview. It’s about a groundbreaking medical procedure that can effectively repair spinal cords with a very simple device.
Please give it a read and a share.
Dustin is one of four people in the world who have undergone a new medical procedure called an epidural stimulator. Think of it as “a pacemaker for your spine”—essentially a little, iPhone-sized box implanted at the back of his stomach that has allowed him to regain the ability to use his lower half again, to a certain degree. While it may not be the wheelchair-to-walking cure that many envision and yearn for, it provides the wearer the ability to stand up and use their core muscles—something that they would not be able to do without the device.
The landmark procedure took place at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center under the supervision of Dr Susan Harkema, PhD. It’s still somewhat of an experimental procedure, but Dustin hopes after some good ol’ fashioned media exposure and some further research, it will become a common one.