Anthony Wainess, 11, of Squaw Valley smiles during a lull in slot car racing Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Clovis, Calif. Anthony is the first person in the United States to have experimental spine implants in his back to help with severe scoliosis.
Anthony Wainess, 11, of Squaw Valley smiles during a lull in slot car racing Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Clovis, Calif. Anthony is the first person in the United States to have experimental spine implants in his back to help with severe scoliosis. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com
Anthony Wainess, 11, of Squaw Valley smiles during a lull in slot car racing Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Clovis, Calif. Anthony is the first person in the United States to have experimental spine implants in his back to help with severe scoliosis. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com

Rod implants make 11-year-old a ‘Bionic Boy’ – and a pioneer

February 14, 2016 08:00 AM