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Touching story of man finally able to walk & dance for the 1st time in 10 years went viral in 2018

Mary Scott
Dec 06, 2018
08:22 A.M.

49-year-old Roy Palmer from Gloucester, England finds joy in what many of us take for granted- taking walks on the beach and dancing. Before you think that’s hilarious, watch his touching story in the video below.

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For Palmer, getting back on his feet is nothing short of a “miracle,” something he describes as having being given a second chance in life, owing to a disability he suffered from for a decade.

Palmer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition that affects the brain, and in some cases, the spinal cord as well. It is capable of impairing movement, vision, sensation, and balance. Gradually, he lost the use of both legs, and was confined to a wheelchair, left to be cared for by his wife.

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A decade afterward, however, luck smiled on Palmer via a BBC programme where he got wind of a stem cell transplant procedure. Seeing how well two other persons were able to regain the use of their legs via the process, Palmer reached out to his physician, begging to be allowed to undergo the treatment.

He recalls his first reaction:

“I said ‘if they can have that done on a trial, why can’t I have it done.’”

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Research has it that HSCT (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation) can be life-changing, although it doesn’t work for everyone. Fortunately for Palmer, shortly after the procedure, he began to feel a cramp in his leg, proving the existence of life in his previously-dead limbs.

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A GRATEFUL HEART

And while many folks may consider a cramp a sensation of almost no value, it had an adult Palmer bursting into tears, disclosing that it was the first time he had felt anything in his limbs for over ten years.

“It’s like a miracle,” Palmer said, adding:

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“I’ve been given a second chance in life, and I’ve started volunteering at my local police station. We went on holiday not so long ago to Turkey. I walked on the beach. Little things like that, people do not realize what it means to me.”

Next time you’re tempted to take the simple things in life for granted, think of Palmer. See the emotional video below:

LIFE'S TRUE JOYS

Meanwhile, Four-year-old Maya will be able to relate entirely to Palmer’s feelings. The little girl, who had used a wheelchair all her life due to cerebral palsy, took her first steps earlier this year and her family made sure to record the milestone.

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The pure joy on Maya’s face as she stood on her own for the first time is better seen than described.

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Truly, life’s greatest joys are the things we often overlook!

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