The old story goes that Adam spawned Eve from one of his ribs, but when modern science tells the story, it’s Eve doing the growing and the rib her own. Intrigued?
Sherrie Walters lost her left ear to basal cell cancer and proved to be the perfect candidate for a novel experimental procedure by Dr. Patrick Byrne and his team from Johns Hopkins who took cartilage from her rib, designed an ear to match her right one, then grew it in her forearm for later transplantation.
As her husband noted,
“It just didn’t seem like anything we’d ever heard of so to see the progression and to see how everything has come out has been just great to kind of come to fruition.”
With the assistance of a hearing aid, Walters can hear through her left ear and has a few minor surgeries to go before the experiment will be considered a complete success.
Suffice it to say, this isn’t the kind of medical success story you hear every day.
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