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Paralyzed Boy Walks Again

Published: March 5, 2008

Chase Ford’s life changed forever on June 4, 2005.

15491805_240x180He fell and hit the back of his head on the wooden arm of a couch at a baby sitter’s, and within days he was paralyzed, unable to move due to a spinal cord injury.

“How can you tell a child who is active that he will not be active again based on what the doctors have told you?” said his mother, Renee.

In stepped researchers from the University of Louisville and Frazier Rehab.

With funding from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and support from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, some 25 doctors and physical therapists have used repetitive activity to redesign Chase’s nervous system, allowing him to walk.