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Innovative stem cell treatment may get Alcala back on his feet


August 3, 2020

Neto Alcala hopes that this innovative steam cell treatment will help him walk again. Pictured (from l to r) are Blanca, Mia, Neto and Ernesto Alcala.

One year after a diving accident injured his spine and left him wheelchair-bound, New Rockford resident Neto Alcala has a chance to walk again.

Alcala, diagnosed with incomplete quadriplegia after he fractured his C5 vertebra in the accident, learned this past month that he was a candidate for stem cell treatment to regenerate his spine, alleviate pain and potentially help him regain mobility....

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