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Man with multiple sclerosis can walk again after radical stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy helps some with multiple sclerosis.

A multiple sclerosis sufferer who lost the use of his legs can walk again after having radical stem cell therapy in Mexico.

Eric Thomson, 50, who was diagnosed with the illness five years ago, was left unable to walk or use his right hand. His family raised £38,650 to fund hematopoietic stem cell transplantation treatment, which is unavailable on the NHS.

Eric and his wife Joanna, 49, travelled to the Riaz clinic in Tijuana where he first had chemotherapy before stem cells were transfused into his bloodstream to replace destroyed tissue. And now, just a week after returning home, Eric can walk again.

The dad-of-five, from Hartlepool, Co Durham, said: “I wasn’t expecting this level of success. To get that result so quickly has been amazing.”

“If it just stopped the progression that would have been enough. People really need to know about this treatment as there is nothing in this country for it at all. The downside is the cost, but you can’t put a price on a life. I am proof it works.”

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