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[Giz] Man Treats Own Spinal Cord Injury, Walks Again

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Frank Reynolds's story is obviously a complex, multi-year affair that involved years of research, but for the attention-span deprived, a summary: He was paralyzed. He researched neuroscience. Created a company. Tested a new surgical procedure on himself. He walked again.
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Pretty inspirational stuff here.
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Damn, that is awesome stuff right there. That's the American dream right there! (I know I am from Canada, but even still, American dream!)
     
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Damn, that is awesome stuff right there. That's the American dream right there! (I know I am from Canada, but even still, American dream!)
What is the Canadian dream anyhow?

A moose in every pot?
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thats awesome.

I couldnt help but think of its always sunny after i read "frank reynolds"
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What is the Canadian dream anyhow?

A moose in every pot?
I think it has something to do with playing hockey all day.
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it's the NORTH american dream.... (for those geographically illiterate, includes Canada and the USA)
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I think it has something to do with playing hockey all day.
Your name.....

I think I'm in love.
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Some "doctor" in the comments section said it had nothing to do with the surgery he developed. The reason he walked again was because of intense physiotherapy. Dont know how true that is, but whatever.
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it's the NORTH american dream.... (for those geographically illiterate, includes Canada and the USA)
No, the Mexican dream involves his brain being put into a robot, who has a posse that consists of a Mariachi band.
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Some "doctor" in the comments section said it had nothing to do with the surgery he developed. The reason he walked again was because of intense physiotherapy. Dont know how true that is, but whatever.
Regardless, his company has obviously created a method that works. He's turned paralyzed monkeys into monkeys that are able to walk on all fours again in only 5 weeks of post-op time. That's pretty amazing.
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