I learned that Nigel had been unable to move his arms in legs for nearly 15 years. So often we talk about turning points in a person's life, and that moment was one for me: recognizing that good, kind people can lose the simple ability to move for no apparent reason. This sense of hopelessness does not come without some light. After three intensive months of physical therapy on the ArmeoSpring, Nigel regained the ability to flip his right hand and sensed tingling in his shoulder. Without regenerative bioscience, this small miracle would not be possible. I hope to use the strength of this field to allow good men and women who've fallen upon bad luck to regain the ability to shake a hand.
by Cali Callaway RBC Fellows Undergraduate Student