Man with spinal cord injury stand on his own after 6 years

Man with spinal cord injury stand on his own after 6 years

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An amazing medical breakthrough has been made at the University of Louisville.

Six years after a man suffered a severe spinal cord injury, he is now able to stand on his own.

Andrew Meas was one of four people to participate in the study that used a combination of activity-based training with epidural stimulation to help him stand again.

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Meas was in a motorcycle crash on Shelbyville Road six years ago.

"I've pretty much lived a practically normal life just like anybody else, Meas said. "And still be able to do all this, and balance everything and make it possible for other people to maybe do the same lifestyle and recover from their injuries also."

Funding for the lab where the research was done is supported by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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