Landmark surgery will see disabled boy’s brain rewired with brother’s stem cells to allow him to walk
A toddler is preparing to go under the knife in pioneering stem cell treatment to rewire his brain – giving him the chance to walk and talk for the first time.
Little Jay Shetty may soon be able to hug his parents and play with his brother, movements he can’t do because of spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
But in a world first, stem cells will be taken from Jay’s one-year-old brother Kairav which experts hope will allow him to perform new muscular movements.
The youngster cannot move his arms and legs properly after suffering a brain injury shortly after he was born, but his parents are hopeful younger brother Kairav may hold the key for his recovery.
Mum Shilpa Shetty, 39, said: “We’re delighted that Jay has been accepted for this study.”
“It could lessen his symptoms of cerebral palsy to the extent that he may even be able to walk and talk which would just be wonderful.”
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