A SAD BIRTHDAY FOR CHRISTOPHER REEVEChristopher Reeve would most likely have reached his 60th birthday today had he focused on adult stem cell treatments instead of embryonic.
Adult stem cell treatments have produced significant therapeutic benefits in Spinal cord injury patients for years. Patients have regained sensation in the extremities, bladder and bowel control and even the ability to walk. It is sad that a misinformed or misguided and certainly limited focus on embryonic stem cells resulted in the loss of potential for this iconic actor to recover from spinal cord injury.
HISTORY OF STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY
Christopher D’Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director , producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion-picture portrayal of the fictional superheroSuperman .