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A step in the right direction

Three paralyzed patients walk with the help of epidural spinal stimulation

It wasn’t even a fateful decision, it just happened. Jeff Marquis didn’t ride his mountain bike around the jump, as he usually did, but rolled over it – when he fell, he broke two bones in his neck. Jeff was paralyzed from the chest down. His doctors told Jeff he would never walk, run, or ride a bike again.

In 2018, Jeff Marquis walked down a hospital corridor under the watchful eye of cameras. Continue reading “A step in the right direction”