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Couple's search for paralysis cure an inspiration to all

Editor's Viewpoint

Holywood man Mark Pollock and his partner Simone George are a remarkable couple.

Blind since the age of 22 Mark was then paralysed in a fall from a second floor window but with Simone he runs a trust with the ambition of finding a cure for paralysis.

Their inspirational story has gained nearly 1m viewers online after being told at a Vancouver conference. The couple are not unrealistic optimists but hope for success while accepting the reality of Mark's condition.

It is this perspective which makes their story so appealing to others and which has spurred on the scientists working in this field so keen to help.

Who can say they will not succeed?

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