An American man who was paralyzed from the chest down after a motocross injury in 2009 has been able to stand up on his wedding day thanks to the epidural stimulation device implanted in his spine.
Kent Stephenson married Misti Richeson on 12th March 2016 and was determined to not let his spinal cord injury prevent him from standing up during the ceremony. The newly married couple were also able to share their first dance together thanks to a specially designed stand that was created by a family friend to help Kent partially prop himself up during the ceremony.
In 2012 Kent underwent the epidural stimulation procedure after being selected to take part in an experimental trial.
This breakthrough treatment is available from Epidural Stimulation Now for sufferers of both complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries.
To find out more about the procedure, please click here. If you would like to speak to one of our patient representatives to talk about whether this treatment would be suitable for you or a member of your family, please send an enquiry using our contact form.
H/T ABC NEWS