A patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) is showing ‘remarkable improvements’ after receiving unusual treatments for his condition.
Steven Storey was diagnosed with MS in 2013, and after living as a well-tuned athlete for most of his life, was confined to a wheelchair within a year of his diagnosis.
“I went from running marathons to needing 24-hour acute care. At one point I couldn’t even hold a spoon and feed myself,” he said.
So he decided to try a different treatment – one used for cancer patients – and his condition improved rapidly. Within a few days of the transplant he was able to move his toes, and after four months could stand unaided.
He’s continuing physiotherapy, and while he can swim and bike right now, his next step will be to walk again.
See the BBC’s news story below.