MEDIA: Reeves on spinal regeneration

Kathryn Aegis (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 10:35:10

Christopher Reeve made a statement at the Millenium Project at the Library of Congress, referring to which technologies seem to hold the most promise for
a cure for him.

His MRI tests reveal no damage to the side of his spinal cord that controls movement. His physical therapy has resulted in an ability to breath on his own for brief periods of time.

Reeve: 'All that's lacking is signals from the brain. All I have is a little 28 millimeter gap that is causing all the damage. That makes me a prime candidate for recovery. And, as [spinal cord] regeneration is achieved, I'll be in very good shape. It's a game of patience now, but there will be a great reward coming.'

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