‘It was incredible’: adult stem cells help paralyzed woman walk again
February 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cutting-edge treatment with adult stem cells helped a paralyzed woman regain feeling in her body and start to walk again.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) released a new video of Laura Dominguez-Tauer, whose story they first told in 2011, showing the progress in her life since receiving ethical adult stem cell treatment.
Dominguez-Tauer was in a car accident when she was 16. It paralyzed her from the neck down. She underwent an experimental procedure using her own adult stem cells and is now able to walk with the help of a walker.
“The stem cell procedure made my upper body a lot stronger and I can feel my entire body now,” Dominguez-Tauer said in the new video. “It was pretty awesome – it was incredible.”
“I absolutely believe in the power of adult stem cells,” she said.
Since her accident and recovery, Dominguez-Tauer has gotten married, had a baby boy, and started a gym called Beyond the Chair. Beyond the Chair provides long-term assistance for people recovering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and strokes so that they can “achieve their highest functional outcome.”
The video shows Dominguez-Tauer exercising, standing and moving her legs with assistance, and caring for her son, Joshua Michael. She called him a “blessing” and a “game-changer.”
“Laura rightly rejected the initial gloomy prognosis that could have robbed her of her future had she given up,” said Dr. David Prentice, Vice President and Research Director of CLI. “Adult stem cells have shown validated success in treating the most intractable conditions – not only spinal cord injury, but stroke, autoimmune disease, cancer, and more.”
“Sometimes exotic experiments make attractive headlines and raise people’s hopes, while ultimately going nowhere, but Laura’s ongoing improvement shows adult stem cells deliver immediate and lasting results that make a profound difference in patients’ lives,” he said. “Thanks to adult stem cell treatment and [Laura’s] spirit of determination, she has her mobility, her sensation, and her dreams back.”
“My hope is that I can help other people and encourage other people and spread the word about adult stem cells,” said Dominguez-Tauer.
The video is part of CLI’s StemCellResearchFacts.org initiative, which has published 16 video testimonials of patients who have undergone successful therapies for a variety of conditions using adult stem cells.