Sunday, January 8, 2012

Battery-operated boy who can walk again after doctors 'rewired' his brain

[ via Mail Online ] 8 Jan

Brave Robbie Ovenstone is a walking miracle  operated by a battery after doctors 'rewired' his brain.
Robbie before (L) and after (R) the 'Rewiring' - [Photo: Worldwide Features]
For months Robbie had been unable to walk, feed or dress himself due to a terrible muscular disease that caused his body to twist.

But now after an amazing operation where doctors inserted electrodes into his brain and another to a battery in his stomach, the messages being sent to his muscles have been corrected and and he can start to walk normally again.

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