Jack Jablonski Bel13ve in Miracles Foundation is driven to advance medical research and innovative treatments that are achieving victories over paralysis. Our vision is a world where paralysis is no longer permanent.
The big message here is that people with a spinal cord injury no longer need to think they have a lifelong sentence of paralysis.”
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, Director
Paralysis is no longer permanent. The miracle is now out there. It’s called epidural stimulation, and it is already helping trial patients regain some of the functions and mobility they had been told they’d never have again.
The first spinal neuromodulation procedures were successfully performed on human patients with chronic paralysis at the University of Louisville beginning in 2011. The amazing results achieved were reported in medical journals in 2012 (Lancet) and 2014 (BRAIN).
The Mayo Clinic’s successful replication of these results, published in April 2017, completes an important step that is essential to securing FDA approval for general use of this procedure to restore abilities once considered permanently lost with paralysis.
More than 6 million Americans live with paralysis today, including 1.3 million who suffered an injury to their spinal cord.
Together, we can get up from anything. Believe. —Jack”
With funding from BEL13VERS, our research partner – the world-renowned Mayo Clinic – became the first medical center in history to successfully replicate and validate paralysis recovery results using epidural stimulation treatment.