(FOX NEWS) - Six years after a motocross accident left him paralyzed, a Texas man stood during his wedding ceremony and danced with his bride. The touching moment came thanks to an experimental electrical implant in his spine.
In 2010, Kent Stephenson, 28, underwent the procedure at the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, FoxNews.com reported in August. Doctors used an epidural stimulator— a box-like device implanted in the spinal cord— to send electrical currents through his spine to initiate movement. In his first test with the device, researchers asked him to pull his leg back, and he did.
“Everyone in the room was like, ‘Holy crap,’” Stephenson, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, told FoxNews.com. “It was mind blowing.”
Stephenson married Misti Richeson, 26, on March 12, using a special stand to partially prop himself up during the ceremony and sat after he kissed the bride.