As the saying goes, 'necessity is the mother of invention,' and some of the greatest medical inventions and research have come from the people who needed them most.
The inventor of Braille was blind. The folding chair was designed by a paraplegic. The hug machine was created by an autistic woman.
And one young woman is using her misfortune to create medical advances for herself and millions of others. In minutes, Sabrina Cohen's life changed forever. She went from an active 14-year-old to a quadriplegic. Since then, she's been an advocate.
The Sabrina Cohen Foundation has helped raise more than $150,000 for stem cell research. 128-million people suffer from diseases that could be treated through stem cell therapy. In theory, harvested cells could help rebuild Sabrina's spinal cord.
Over the last seven years, she's helped to build a global network of scientists and clinicians in the field of regenerative medicine, addressing congress, the UN, and even doing stand-up to raise funds and awareness.
Sabrina has donated more than $75,000 to stem cell researchers.
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