Matthew Perkins’s life changed dramatically when he got into a motocross accident and as a result, was left with a T5 level spinal cord injury. This 28-year-old man from the UK, went on a search for any available treatment that could make a change to his condition.
He learnt about epidural stimulation when he saw Andrew Bell, who is also a T5 spinal cord injury patient, on TV. Seeing Andrew regaining the ability to stand up by himself following epidural stimulation procedure inspired Matthew to seek out a similar course of treatment. Soon after, Matthew found himself departing for Bangkok, Thailand, where he is scheduled to undergo the epidural stimulation treatment and extensive rehabilitation.
Only two days into the treatment, Matthew was extremely excited to see his legs regaining voluntary movements. He continued to persevere with the rehabilitation. Follow his story here.