Sometimes it’s the little things in life that mean the most to us – and for Roy Palmer, it’s dancing and going for walks on the beach.
That’s because he spent ten years in a wheelchair due to his multiple sclerosis.
Then in 2017, he heard about an experimental stem cell therapy called HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) on a BBC television program. Though the treatment has had miraculous results amongst other disabled patients, it is still a risky procedure that doesn’t always work for some people.
Regardless, the 49-year-old dad from Gloucester, England visited his doctor and begged for the treatment.
After undergoing the procedure, Palmer knew that it had started to work when he suddenly felt a cramp in his leg; it was the first time that he had felt anything in his disabled limbs in 10 years, and the sensation caused him to burst into happy tears.
Now that he has regained control of his legs once more, Palmer loves to dance with his wife and inspire others who may have lost hope in their physical abilities.
“I’ve been given a second chance at life and I started volunteering at my local police station,” Palmer told BBC. “We went on holiday not so long ago to Turkey and I walked on the beach. Little things like that, people do not realize what it means to me.”
(WATCH the emotional BBC video below)
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