This breakthrough has opened the doors for medical research in the field, and is changing the quality of life of many paralyzed individuals. After extensive research conducted at a research lab in University of Louisville, a breakthrough was discovered. After a quick diversion from her patient, Dr. Susan Harkema was astonished. The main reasoning behind her study was to send electrical stimulation to broken spinal cords however, it resulted in making the patient move. Gradually over the years, she applied electrical stimulation to paralyzed men, all developing movement. This is another puzzle piece for those who are paralyzed and want to walk again.