Inevitable Collision

Inevitable Collision

by Tory Williams

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Inevitable Collision by Tory Williams

On September 25, 2010, Tory Williams received the devastating news that a family friend, 21-year-old TJ Atchison, had been in a terrible automobile accident and, despite thorough care, was paralyzed from the chest down. Based on many factors surrounding TJ's condition, doctors determined he was the perfect candidate for a new clinical trial using a drug containing embryonic stem cells that was designed to regenerate damaged spinal cord tissue. This was the first trial of its kind to involve a human candidate, and would end up being the start of Tory's courageous journey to document this clinical trial and raise awareness and funding for embryonic stem cells research across the nation, especially to those within "conservative" America.

Inevitable Collision documents the true story of TJ Atchison's experience as the first participant in Geron's clinical trial, along with the dynamic team who helped galvanize the cause: Dr. Hans Keirstead, the brilliant young scientist who successfully helped treat rats to overcome paralysis through embryonic stem cell treatments and introduced the therapy to humans; patient advocate, fundraiser and political ally Roman Reed; and author Tory Williams, who persevered to raise public awareness surrounding embryonic stem cell research with the support of family, friends, and faith.

A journey for all people of this world, including the millions afflicted by a disease or paralysis and their loved ones, Inevitable Collision recounts the inspiring story of what happens when patient advocates, scientists, and researchers work together with the goal of finding a cure.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150458543
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Born and raised in the small town of Millry, Alabama, Tory Williams is a proud mother of 7 and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Alabama Institute of Medicine (AIM). She also played an instrumental role in the formation and passing of the TJ Atchison Spinal Cord Injury Research Act, also known as "TJ's Law," which provides funding for spinal cord injury research in Alabama. Because of personal events involving family illness, Tory saw that while significant progress has been made for some clinical research in the southeast, there is a tremendous lack of funding and education for progressive regenerative medicine therapies. Tory continues to be an active advocate for further education on the benefits of embryonic stem cell research.

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Inevitable Collision 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a true inspiration to advancing Stem Cell Research and it is wonderful to see it written by someone in a very conservative state.
GradyPerch More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book. The story is focused on the author and not the outcome of the clinical trial.