Friday, September 4, 2009

Paralyzed teen racer traveling to Portugal for stem cell therapy

Paralyzed from the waist down in a 2005 motorcycle crash, the Vienna Township teen, 16, uses his hands to propel himself around the track in his specially equipped go-kart -- winning one state and one national title in races as far away as Quebec and Florida.
This week, the Frankenmuth High School junior is racing toward another goal: He's flying to Portugal to undergo an experimental stem cell transplant he hopes will repair his spinal cord and enable him to walk again for the first time since he was 12 years old.


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