Mere days after surgery, a patient who had a chronic spinal cord injury has made such a miraculous recovery that even the Minnesota neurosurgeon is left stunned.
For the last year and a half, Bernard Hunter has been paraplegic, but his medical journey goes back even further, starting with severe headaches in 2019.
“I caught pneumonia. And then I had two strokes, a couple of seizures, and an aneurysm at work,” Hunter said.
Doctors discovered a fungus called Blastomyces, which is found in moist soil such as in wooded areas and near waterways, had entered his lungs. Multiple surgeries later and Hunter was left unable to walk due to an infection in his spine that caused a cyst.