17-year-old Kayla is making graduation plans, completing her final senior project; her remaining days as a high school senior at Stanley High were jammed full of activity.
On May 15th, diplomas will be handed out to all the graduates as they walk across the stage in front of their friends and family .
However, Kayla may not be able to do it exactly like that. She is paralyzed.
“If I don’t, that’ll be OK, but if I do, that will be great,” Kayla said.
But even though she is paralyzed, walking is not completely out of the question. Kayla received a series of adult stem cell treatments in China last year. She was left paralyzed at mid-chest after the car she was riding in flipped out of control. She is hoping her trip to China will restore her ability to walk, maybe even before her graduation date.
Her treatment in China was administered over time, with an injection given every five to seven days. The received four injections and one IV of non-embryonic and non-controversial umbilical cord stem cells. Her treatment was combined with acupuncture session six days each week. She also worked through intensive physical therapy sessions twice-a-day.
The supplementary therapy is a positive addition since it allows Kayla to be in control of her balance and be more mobile.
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