New Treatment Could Help Local Mother Walk Again

Posted at 9:46 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 00:13:51-04

A Murfreesboro woman has gained hope thanks to a new treatment using stem cells, meaning she could learn to walk again after spending 15 years in a wheelchair; however, she has been needing help to make it happen.

Tanyata Gooden was paralyzed during childbirth 15 years ago. She had a stroke when her blood pressure rose resulting in nerve damage so bad she lost feeling in her legs.

Gooden said learning to be a mom while learning to live in a wheelchair was challenging.

The treatment, called IMAC regeneration, harvests stem cells from fat cells and injects them into the spinal cord.

The doctor told Gooden he feels she’s an ideal candidate.

The treatment has not been covered by insurance and could cost up to $20,000.

Gooden’s daughter, Natecia, has set up a gofundme account in hopes of raising the money needed for her mom to walk again. To donate to that account, click here.