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SPIRIT statement

As a spinal cord injury charity, SPIRIT welcomes the news of Andrew Bell’s progress following his treatment to regenerate his injured spinal cord.

To learn more about Andrew’s journey see this BBC news clip on Facebook.

SPIRIT is delighted to learn of the research that continues in this area in the hope that one day people who sustain paralysis through spinal cord injury will recover.

Despite the significant advances that have been made however, we are not at the stage where we can call this is a ‘cure’ for spinal cord injury and we need to be careful not to raise false hopes amongst the newly spinal cord injured.

Until a cure for spinal cord injury is found, it is important that all patients with a spinal cord injury in the UK are properly rehabilitated in a specialist spinal injury centre so that each can achieve their maximum potential post injury.

It is also vital that the spinal cord injury charities in the UK, such as the Spinal Injuries Association, Aspire, Spinal Research and the Back Up Trust continue to provide their important support services.

If you would like to learn more about the work of SPIRIT, please look around our website or email us.

PLEASE NOTE – SPIRIT is NOT responsible for the content of external websites.

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