Horizon: Fix Me

Director: BBC
Year: 2009
Country: UK
Duration: 60 mins
Rating: N/A
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Filed under: Biomedical Research, Documentary

The film follows the emotional journey of three young people with currently untreatable conditions to see if within their lifetime, they can be cured. Sophie is desperate to discover if there is a medical reakthrough which will get her walking again - a car crash after celebrating her final high school results left her paralysed from the waist down. Anthony's leg was amputated after a rugby accident on the eve of his eighteenth birthday. Will he ever be able to regrow his leg? Father of four Dean is desperate for a cure for his damaged heart to avoid an early death. They have all read the headlines about the astonishing potential of stem cells to heal the body. Now they have been given access to the pioneering scientists who could transform their lives. With so much at stake, each meeting is highly emotional as our three young people find out if science can fix them. (Aired BBC Two Tuesday 27 October 2009, 21:00)

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This Biomedical Ethics Film Library is being presented in partnership with European Medical Students' Association (EMSA)