It's terrible when you hear about a friend or family member who's been diagnosed with a frightening disease. Still, even if it's something serious like cancer, there's always a glimmer of hope.
There are treatments and sometimes cures. Unfortunately, for other conditions there's not much doctors or anyone else can do, except make you comfortable and help you adjust to living with a devastating condition. One example is paralysis.
If you know someone who is paralyzed, or you are, you know that moving forward is about learning to live with an often-challenging condition. But, now, there is an incredible new medical breakthrough that could eventually help paralyzed people to get up, walk, and enjoy activities they once loved, like playing guitar.
Remember this term, "limb reanimation." You're going to be hearing a lot about it.
For the first time ever, doctors have used technology to help a quadriplegic to regain control of his hands and legs. This medical breakthrough is historic, and life-changing. But it's still in its early stages.