There is a buzz in the scientific world about new dextran hydrogel being able to heal sever burns with little or no scarring at all. Hopefully, this will eventually let at least fire victims get default!
This is Valentin Dikul (b. 1948), Russian circus weightlifter. When he was 14, safety equipment gave way and he fell 13 meters down on the arena, breaking his spine. Dikul was doomed for a cheerless life in a wheelchair.