Arthur, Anóxia Durante Nascimento | Depoimento Tratamento com Células-troncoDevido a uma falta de oxigênio durante o parto, o desenvolvimento de Arthur foi prejudicado. No Brasil, a medicina convencional vem oferecendo a Arthur pouca esperança, então sua família o levou para receber o tratamento com células-tronco na Tailândia. Os efeitos já estão sendo vistos.
Lucas, Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne | Depoimento Tratamento com células-troncoDepois de ouvir sobre os resultados do tratamento de dois outros pacientes do Brasil com Distrofia Muscular, Rodrigo decidiu tentar o tratamento com células-tronco. Após chegar ao hospital Better Being, seu filho Lucas já estava vendo melhorias na força e no equilíbrio. É apenas o início de uma esperançosa jornada.
Alexandru, Paralizie Cerebrala | Tratamentul cu Celule Stem RecomandareDupa ce a fost diagnosticat la nastere cu Paralizie Cerebrala si Tetrapareza Spastica, Alex nu putea sa mearga sau sa vorbeasca. Cu toate acestea, familia sa a auzit de tratamentul cu celule stem si posibilitatile oferite, si s-au decis sa efectueze tratamentul cu celule stem adult oferit de Beike Biotechnology. Astfel, Alex a reusit sa-si imbunatateasca vorbirea si sa mearga pentru prima data.
Trelle, Optic Nerve Atrophy | Stem Cell Treatment TestimonialAfter receiving stem cell treatment in China and noticing improved light perception, Trelle decided that another round of treatment was needed to continue seeing improvements.
Síndrome de Down | Célula Madre Tratamiento TestimonioTras haber sido diagnosticada con Síndrome de Down al nacer, los padres de Gabriela llegaron a la conclusión que tenían que encontrar una manera de ayudar a su hija a tener una mejor calidad de vida. Mientras recibía su segunda ronda de células madre, Gabriela experimentó mejorías en el tono muscular, su capacidad cognitiva y la habilidad motriz. Ahora tiene más energia y está continuamente luchando para obtener su independencia.
Ashley, Athetoid Cerebral Palsy | Stem Cell Treatment TestimonialEven at 5 years old, Ashley only had the physical capabilities of a 6 month old. Until he was able to receive his first stem cell treatments, Ashley had no way to communicate or control his own body. The goal is self-dependence, and he is on his way.
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Cerebral Palsy / ONH | Stem Cell TestimonialDue to complications at birth, Kaden was born premature and since the beginning diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, and Apraxia of Speech. While receiving his 2nd stem cell treatment, Kaden and family share their incredible improvements and hopes for the future.
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Spinal Cord Injury | Stem Cell Treatment TestimonialNarine spent 3 months in a coma and 7 years with no use of her lower limbs due to a tragic car accident that left her with a spinal cord injury and minor traumatic brain injury. Thanks to the combination of stem cells and a revolutionary new epidural electrode stimulation device, Narine is now able to control her legs and support herself. Narine is the first woman to receive this device, the 5th ever, and the first person to undergo this unique stem cell + implant treatment.
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Flynn Rigby, Cerebral Palsy | Stem Cell Treatment TestimonialFlynn Rigby was unable to talk until the age of 9, until his first stem cell treatment. Flynn was born prematurely, leading to developmental delays caused by Cerebral Palsy. Nowadays, he is socially active, speaking, and has use of his fine motor skills.
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Primary Lateral Sclerosis | Stem Cell Treatment TestimonialMia Ruthey was diagnosed with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) which is a motor neuron disease similar to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) / Lou Gehrig's disease. Without hope from Western medicine, Mia found Beike and stem cell treatment. Today, her strength and endurance have improved and increased her quality of life beyond expectation.
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Congenital Hypotonia | Stem Cell Treatment TestimonialSaif and his mother, like many other families, were left with no hope after Saif was diagnosed with Benign Congenital Hypotonia, a muscle weakness disease similar to Muscular Dystrophy. Local doctors had no help for them, so they sought something else. This is Saif's 4th stem cell treatment, noting vast improvements in strength and stamina each time.
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Septo-optic Dysplasia / Autism | Stem Cell Treatment TestimonialIreland Kidd was diagnosed with Septo-optic Dysplasia and Autism with no hope for improvement from local doctors. Her mother tells of their comprehensive stem cell therapy journey with Beike stem cells and functional medicine provided at Better Being Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. filmed during their second treatment.
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ONA Patients Talk About ImprovementsOptic Nerve Atrophy patients can receive adult stem cell transplants targeted at improving vision. ONA leads to varying levels of blindness. It is caused by a variety of factors including heredity and physical damage to the optic nerve. These men had been given no options for medical treatment prior to adult stem cell transplants.
Matt and Adam have the hereditary form of Optic Nerve Atrophy. Here with their wives, they discuss the improvements they saw through their treatment and how it has improved their quality of life.
Adult stem cell treatments available today in China are not a cure for ONA. But with blindness, even incremental improvements in vision can have powerful impacts on an individual's quality of life.
SCI Patients Discuss Stem Cell ImprovementsPeople with incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries make up one of the largest groups receiving donated umbilical cord blood and cord transplants. What are the outcomes of their treatments? In this video we've collected 8 patients' improvements together. Each injury is different and each person's road to recovery is different. But we hope this video can help people better understand the opportunity the treatments may provide.
This video has English subtitles.
CP Patients and Families Discuss ImprovementsAdult stem cell therapy utilizing umbilical cord blood for the treatment of Cerebral Palsy has been available in China for the past seven years.
Cerebral Palsy is a condition where no two patients may have the same symptoms. Their development may progress in very different ways. Stem cell therapy's outcomes are related to each patient's symptoms. The patients in this video represent a wide range of CP patients.
This video, taken from full interviews featured at StemCellTreatmentNow.com, looks specifically at the improvements families found during--and after--treatment.
Angelica - Cerebral Palsy (PVL)"I do know that I brought here a child that was not active, that was barely alive, that did nothing and now I have a little girl. She definitely has a lot of body movements. So I think she has a lot to work with. And I think she's going to be fine. I could not say that a month ago."
Angelica's mother following her first treatment in China
Angelica received a bad combination of blood pressure medication and anesthesia when she was born. As a result she suffered a severe brain injury. The youngest of five, she and her mother came to China when she was nine months old.
We met Roxanne and Angelica just before their return home. We were very surprised by their story.
After the treatment her mother said "I just felt like I had four boys and a handicapped child. Now I have a little girl."
Macie Morse - ONH (2nd Treatment)Macie Morse received her first round of stem cells in 2008 to treat blindness caused by optic nerve hypoplasia. After this treatment her vision had improved to a level where she could get her driver's license.
We caught up with Macie and her mother during a second round of adult stem cell treatments in 2010.
Macie's story has been covered extensively by international news outlets. In 2008 a US television production crew attempted an intervention to prevent Macie from coming the first time.
Macie's parents raised her without teaching her Braille or focusing much on her blindness. At 15, Macie did not know her visual abilities would keep her out of fighter-pilot school, F1 competition and all other normal driving activities.
These interviews were shot while Macie and her family were staying at the hospital in Qingdao.
Michaela Sky - CP (Secondary Dystonia)Michaela Sky, 11, has received two cycles of umbilical cord blood stem cells in China as of 2011. Her parents continuously search for new means of improving their daughter's quality of life. They see the stem cell treatments as having provided improvements to her core strength, muscle tone and control amongst other things.
Michaela's father, Cchris, sat for an interview with us to discuss their decision to come to China for treatment.
Matt Elam - Optic Nerve AtrophyMatt has been able to do a lot in life in spite of optic nerve atrophy. All his life he's suffered from very limited vision. His vision didn't keep him from playing professional football but it did keep him from reading to his kids at night.
During his treatment in China he began to notice significant improvements in his vision. Check out the video for his full report.
Riccardo - Hypoxic Brain Injury Stem Cell PatientRiccardo suffered ischemic hypoxia at birth. Without oxygen, he developed a cerebral edema.
His parents have brought him to China for a couple rounds of adult stem cell treatments now. His condition has changed significantly.
Valerie Dolan - Optic Nerve Atrophy Stem Cell PatientValerie Dolan woke one morning to find her vision seriously deteriorated. An unknown inflammation around her optic nerve was brought down with steroids but the damage it caused stuck. A few years later with no significant progress back home, Valerie chose to come to China to receive donated umbilical cord blood stem cells. These stem cells are a form of adult stem cell.
Valerie saw her vision change radically during her time in Qingdao and afterward. Her visual distance improved significantly. Even colors she had lost came back into view. We can't tell you how happy we were to hear her say "I bought red clothes!"
You can find her blog and patient experience over at www.stemcellschina.com.
Betty Helm - MS Stem Cell Patient 3 Years LaterBetty Helm received umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants three years ago in the southern city of Shenzhen. This interview, shot in September 2010 in the US, catches us up with Betty.
Betty was one of the first international patients to receive injections of the immuno-naive adult stem cells. Far from facing a medical disaster, Betty survived the adventure and believes her Multiple Sclerosis was set back several years.
Check out her patient experience at StemCellsChina here, http://www.stemcellschina.com/index.php/en/ms-ms-helm
Adam Kitchen - ONA Stem Cell PatientAll his life Adam has lived with Optic Nerve Atrophy (ONA). A hereditary condition, ONA leaves Adam looking at the world as if through glasses covered in vaseline.
During Adam's adult stem cell treatment in China his wife found him staring at her more and more across the dining table. He realized he was seeing her more clearly than he ever had before.
Claire Marsh - Spinal Cord Injury***2010 Update***
See Claire's video update following her second round of transplants on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/13380598. All SCI videos are collected at http://vimeo.com/channels/79458.
Claire came to China in 2008 to receive spinal injections of umbilical cord blood stem cells for the treatment of a spinal cord injury she sustained in a boating accident.
When Claire arrived in China she had plateaued in her physically therapy back home in Australia and was looking for a new therapy to help her continue onward. With no movement in her legs, no sweat function and very little sensation she began receiving injections of umbilical cord blood stem cells.
After a full round of injections Claire had begun to walk without her crutches and had begun to move one of her toes. Months after the therapy she regained sweat function below her injury site.
Adult stem cell therapy offered in China today is not a cure for any condition but can offer quality of life improvements for patients. Conditions treated today with adult stem cells typically have no other treatment options.
If you are interested in a medical evaluation for the treatment of a spinal cord injury or any of the conditions listed at StemCellsChina.com please submit an inquiry.
Claire Marsh Returns - Spinal Cord Injury PatientIn 2010 Claire Marsh of Australia returned to China for a second round of adult stem cell transplants to improve her condition following a boating accident. The accident left her with an incomplete spinal cord injury.
In this video Claire talks about the results of her journey to China for stem cell treatments. She also talks about the specific improvements she saw in the year following her first therapy and the improvements she saw in the hospital during her second round.
Go to http://vimeo.com/6793267 to see her first video. Read her full patient experience at StemCellsChina http://tinyurl.com/2fofn3w. For more videos related to spinal cord injury stem cell patients check out our Vimeo Channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/79458.
Jeff Crowe - Ataxia Stem Cell PatientJeff Crowe has Ataxia, an hereditary genetic disorder affecting his nervous system. He came to China to receive adult stem cell therapy in the hopes of improving his condition and to push the hands on the clock back a bit.
People with Ataxia are often mistaken for being very drunk. Their speech can be slurred. They can appear clumsy and uncoordinated. They suffer double-vision, dizziness and difficulties with depth perception.
Jeff refused to accept the news that there was nothing that could be done about it. After receiving treatments of adult stem cells from donated umbilical cord blood his balance and walking abilities improved amongst other things.
Adult stem cell therapy is not a cure for Ataxia. After symptoms began to progress again he returned for a second round of transplants. This video was shot during that time.
Matt Sims - SOD Stem Cell PatientMatt and his family traveled from the United States to China for Matt to receive several transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells over the course of a 40 day cycle including physical therapy, acupuncture and electro-wave therapy.
Matt has a disease called Septo Optic Dysplasia. He has limited vision and some learning disabilities. But he lives independently holds a regular job and just wants a bit more independence.
Matt wants to drive.
Matt knows that adult stem cell therapy, as delivered in China today, is not a cure for SOD but it could help improve his vision and his quality of life.
Visit us at StemCellsChina.com. If you're interested in a suitability evaluation for your condition submit an inquiry and we will work to connect you with a provider hospital.
Cora Beth - CP Stem Cell Patient"Experts say treatment similar to Cora Beth’s Chinese therapy is years away in the U.S."
KFOR - Stem cell treatments change girl's life
Cora Beth, the youngest of three triplets, was born with Cerebral Palsy. She has to work very hard to keep up with her older brothers. She told us all about it in her sweet interview. She's a pageant winner in Oklahoma and she stole our hearts in China.
Her parents, both medical professionals, have seen to it that she has the best therapies available. They know her condition inside and out. Even her mother was surprised at what a month in China could do for Cora's strength and coordination that traditional therapies had not been able to alter.
In this interview they discuss Cora's condition, the therapies she's been involved in and what they've seen during their time in China.
Christopher "Kit" Bond - Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell PatientKit Bond knows the most advanced stem cell therapies available to spinal cord injury patients as both a researcher and a patient.
This video was shot near the end of his second round of umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants in Qingdao China. His very first treatment involved stem cell implantation along his spine in Portugal.
Adult stem cell therapy does not present a magic bullet cure for any condition today. Spinal cord injury patients do not "rise and walk" following injections of adult stem cells. They must combine transplants with aggressive physical therapy to draw the cells toward needed areas much as white blood cells follow a notification system to injury or infection sites.
In this video Kit talks about his decision to come to China and try a treatment not allowed in the US--and the improvements he's seen as a result of the treatment.
Safe adult stem cell therapies are available today in China offering real quality of life improvements to patients. If you are interested in treatment options available today please visit StemCellsChina.com and submit an inquiry.
Dakota Clarke - SOD Stem Cell PatientNew Video Available Here: http://vimeo.com/35996465
Dakota Clarke came to Qingdao to receive adult stem cells to treat her septo-optic dysplasia in early 2009. In this interview shot near the end of their time in China her mother discussed their experience and Cody's condition at the time.
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Darren Clarke's SOD/ONH and Stem Cell UK Discussion
The BBC crew following the family produced a segment claiming StemCellsChina called her improvements "nothing short of a miracle". While we are happy for the Clarke family we do not claim miracles and have not done so here.
Septo-optic dysplasia leads to many complications--including blindness. While the BBC program focused on her vision, the Clarke family still claims that they've witnessed numerous improvements in her overall health including her vision.
We are grateful for the opportunity to present the Clarke family's side of the story here. Stem cell therapy, to this date, cannot provide a "cure" for any condition. The adult stem cell therapies available in China today may provide quality-of-life improvements.
For more information about therapies and hospitals providing treatment today, check out the StemCellsChina website.
Dakota Clarke ReturnsDakota "Cody" Clarke returned to China for a second cycle of adult stem cell treatments in 2010. News media, including the BBC, covered their first journey extensively.
Cody has Septo Optic Dysplasia stemming from a malformation of the midline of the brain. SOD can lead to numerous developmental and physical challenges. Some people are much more affected by the condition than others.
Cody's parents were dismayed by what they saw as a very negative portrayal of the treatments. They saw eight or nine significant changes in her condition, occurring during or immediately after the treatments, which her doctors at home would only describe as "coincidences". For her family, the accumulation of these coincidences around stem cell treatments have not been insignificant to her quality of life today.
Watch her first video here: http://vimeo.com/4703198
Russ Kleve - FSHD Muscular DystophyRuss Kleve traveled to Hangzhou China to receive umbilical cord blood stem cells for the treatment of the facioscapulohumeral form of muscular dystrophy. Russ' FSHD is genetic. He is not the only person in his family who has suffered from the disease.
You can follow Russ' blog over at http://russkleve.blogspot.com/.
Find out more about adult stem cell therapies avialable in China today by visiting www.StemCellsChina.com.
Spencer Tomc - Spina BifidaSpencer received IV injections of umbilical cord blood stem cells for the treatment of developmental challenges presented by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
In this video his mother, Jennifer, discusses her family's decision to seek out adult stem cell treatment for his condition, their research and their experience living at the hospital in Qingdao.
Adult stem cell therapy is available today for the treatment of many neurodegenerative and developmental disorders. Check out current news and information over at StemCellsChina.com and inquire today.
Martin - Ataxia Stem Cell PatientMartin "Marty" Bentler has been living with some degree of Ataxia for the past 20 years. Sick and progressively getting worse, he found no interest in his doctors to improve his quality of life. They called when they had a new test. He just wanted to walk without dragging his feet so much.
Marty was one of the first international patients to receive stem cell transplants at the new St Michael's center in Shanghai. Check out his Patient Experience at StemCellsChina for more information.
Carlos Tesch - TBI Stem Cell PatientCarlos was born healthy and had wonderful young life. When he was 12 he suffered a crushing traumatic brain injury. He died on the table but doctors were able to resuscitate him. Since that time he has had numerous treatments around the world aimed at improving his development and repairing the damage done to his brain.
Carlos has received two rounds of umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants in China over the past two years. In this interview shot at the end of Carlos' first round of transplants his father discusses the improvements in his condition they saw during the treatments.
Nanna - Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Stem Cell PatientInterview in German with English subtitles.
Nanna is a beautiful twelve-year old from Switzerland. She is virtually blinded by Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Nanna wants to read and write like other girls her age. For such a young girl she has spent a lot of time pursuing any advantage that might improve her vision.
Her mother said surgery wasn't an option risking a complete cut to Nanna's optic nerve. But the developmental activity of adult stem cells delivered via lumbar puncture has been felt by many people with optic disorders.
They traveled to Qingdao to give stem cells a try. In this video Nanna and her mother talk about her condition and the experience of receiving such a new therapy in China.
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Dr Klein - Ophthalmologist on Adult Stem Cell TherapyDr Klein is an American ophthalmologist practicing in Florida. His work has led him into contact with several Optic Nerve Hypoplasia patients who have traveled to China for adult stem cell treatments. We asked him how he got involved with patients going outside the US for medical treatments, what dangers existed for patients making the trip and the limits he saw on the improvement possible.
Note: Dr Klein is not endorsing nor recommending any stem cell product or treatment. He is not affiliated, sponsored nor compensated by StemCellsChina nor anyone related to it. This interview was shot as part of a documentary project.
Miguel - Spina Bifida Stem Cell PatientMiguel traveled to China to receive adult stem cell transplants for the treatment of Spina Bifida. This condition begins with a serious malformation of the spinal column during development in the womb.
Miguel received transplants of donated adult stem cells to help improve his development. This treatment is not a cure for Spina Bifida. Doctors hope that it can increase lower body sensation and muscle control as well as increase strength and mobility.
Read his full Patient Experience over at http://www.stemcellschina.com/index.php/en/patient-experiences/spina-bifida/1387-miguel-spina-bifida-2010
Kyle and Rayanna -- SMA II Adult Stem Cell PatientsKyle Knopes and Rayanna Seffens were accompanied by family as they traveled to Qingdao China to receive transplants of donated umbilical cord blood stem cells to treat symptoms of the genetic condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 (SMA II).
SMA is a neuro-muscular degenerative disorder leaving patients with a host of crushing symptoms. Kyle and Rayanna hoped that adult stem cell therapy using immuno-naive umbilical cord cells would help their systems overcome their genetic limitations.
For more information, you can read their full Patient Experiences here:
Both keep blogs chronicling their journey and you can find them here:
Tamara Marquis - SCI Stem Cell PatientTamara, a mother of two, survived a car crash in Elko, Nevada. She suffered significant spinal injuries during the accident and underwent a lot of surgery following it to secure her spine.
In Shijiazhuang, China she received a regimen of adult stem cells and physical therapy to enhance her recovery efforts. In this video she talks about the accident that brought her to China and the improvements she has seen in her condition.
This interview was shot in Beijing as Tamara and her caretaker were leaving China.
David Ozzello - MS Stem Cell PatientThis interview was recorded two years after David received transplants of adult stem cells toward the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. In this video he discusses the progression of the disease, his search for treatment options and his condition today.
Head over to StemCellsChina to read his full Patient Experience.
David Returns to China for TreatmentDavid Aldrich fell off a boat into shallow water. He suffered a spinal cord injury in the fall. Then he floated face-down in the water unable to breathe. Through his recovery David would eventually "die" eight times. He lost his vision as well.
Death couldn't hold him. David kept coming back. In 2006 David reversed a DNR order while suffering from appendicitis when he learned his family had arranged for him to travel to China for adult stem cell therapy.
During David's first cycle of transplants he made significant improvement including black/white restoration to his vision. After the treatment he pushed his physical therapy regimen hard and saw continued improvements in his condition.
In 2008 he traveled to Qingdao China for his second cycle of adult stem cells. This interview was shot near the end of his second round of treatment.
Reuben - Non-Hereditary Cerebellar Ataxia Stem Cell PatientReuben is six years old and suffers from a non-hereditary form of Cerebellar Ataxia. He has difficulty with basic motion. He is very unstable. This is all very challenging for a six year old to deal with.
Reuben's family brought him to China to receive transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells. In this video his mother discusses their decision to come for treatment and the experience they had living in the Chinese hospital for a month.
Reuben regularly attended physical therapy prior to coming to China. So his parents were very surprised when his ability to stand and even walk improved remarkably. Check out the video to learn more.
You can find Reuben's full patient experience at StemCellsChina using http://tinyurl.com/2fqkgjq.
Alexander Schryver -- Neuro-Degenerative DisorderAlexander Schryver came to China to receive adult stem cells for the treatment of his neuro-degenerative disorder which developed directly following immunizations. His sibling experienced a similar response to the immunizations.
He and his family traveled to Hangzhou China to receive transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells donated from live births. His family stayed in Hangzhou's Xiaoshan People's Hospital for about a month during the treatment.
In this video his mother talks about the development of his condition, his family's choice to come to China and the improvements they saw while in the hospital.
For more information about adult stem cell therapies already delivered to thousands of people visit stemcellschina.com.
Shelly Skidelsky - Multiple Sclerosis and CIDP Stem Cell PatientShelly has multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic inflammatory demyelenating poly-neuropathy (CIDP). He received adult stem cell treatment in 2008 to treat symptoms of the conditions.
Shelly and his wife Marilyn were interviewed in their home in Florida in 2010.
Brazilian ONH and SOD Stem Cell PatientsPortuguese with English subtitles.
Manuela and Giulia come from the same region of Brazil. News of Manuela's fundraising efforts introduced Giulia's family to umbilical cord blood stem cells.
While Manuela has optic nerve hypoplasia, Giulia suffers from septo optic dysplasia. Both conditions include underdevelopment of the optic nerve.
Both received transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells administered at Qingdao's Chengyang's People's Hospital.
If you are interested in evaluating your condition for suitability, submit an inquiry at www.stemcellschina.com.
Brandon Harmison - SCI Stem Cell PatientBrandon is a Californian in China for stem cells. After a motorcycle accident damaged his spine Brandon has struggled to improve what function he still has. Stem cells are working to pull him along.
Seth - CP and ONH Stem Cell PatientSeth was born in 2008 and was soon diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) and optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). Seth received adult stem cell therapy in China to treat symptoms of CP and potentially improve his vision.
Seth's grandmother sat with us for an interview in St Joseph, Missouri.
Tyler - ONH Stem Cell PatientTyler and his mother spoke to StemCellsChina during the August Awareness event in Tampa Bay. Last year Tyler received transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells in China--and survived to tell the tale! Here, several months after the therapy, he talks about the improvements he saw in his vision and his mother discusses her role as caregiver during the month abroad.
See his full Patient Experience at StemCellsChina
Michelle Hooks - Spinal Cord Injury SurvivorA car accident took Michelle from a bill of perfect health to blindness and paralysis. Her condition had normalized in the US around constant care. No options existed for her to improve her condition.
In the past year Michelle has received two rounds of adult stem cell treatment in China and speaks with us here about the quantifiable physical improvements she's seen in her condition during that time and her personal response to the treatments' results.
This interview was recorded in Shijiazhuang at Bethune Peace Hospital.
Connor - Optic Disorder Adult Stem Cell PatientConnor's stay in China saw him regain light perception for the first time since he was a baby. A child who would play in either lit or unlit rooms unaware of the light, in China he began to notice lights turning on and off.
Connor's condition has been diagnosed as Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, a disorder whose diagnosis has been questioned by his mother. But the use of adult stem cells to coax a little life back into the optic nerve is fast becoming a common, if unheard of in the West, treatment for optic disorders.
Adult stem cells are not a cure for his disorder but his family believes gaining any light perception is better than the alternative.
Connor loves Cher's music. He raised money for the stem cell treatments singing his favorite songs--and Cher's at the top of the list. After his adult stem cell treatment in China Connor was able to travel to Las Vegas to meet her before he headed back to Australia. We enjoyed his sample of her music he sang for us in Qingdao.
To see more videos of patients undergoing adult stem cell treatments in China head over to www.stemcellschina.com.
London - SOD Stem Cell Patient
Kyle - Optic Atrophy Stem Cell Patient
Harvey Jones - SOD Stem Cell PatientHarvey Jones and his family traveled from Liverpool to China for Harvey to receive injections of umbilical cord blood stem cells. Harvey's condition, septo optic dysplasia, is a complicated disorder leading to a host of problems.
While not a cure, adult stem cell therapy can improve patients' overall condition and quality of life.
Lilli Mann - ONH Stem Cell PatientIn this video Lilli's mother discusses the condition causing her daughter's blindness, treatment options available to them in the US and their decision to try umbilical cord blood stem cells.
Jennifer Broadhurst - SCI Stem Cell PatientJennifer Broadhurst suffered a cheerleading accident years ago and sought out adult stem cell therapy to treat her old injury.
In this video she discusses her decision to try umbilical cord stem cells and the improvements she has seen in her sensation, core strength and hand movement.
Brian in China - Ataxia Stem Cell PatientBrian traveled to China over the summer of 2008 to receive a second round of adult stem cell therapy for the treatment of symptoms associated with Ataxia. A muscle wasting neurological disorder, Brian's SCA1 saw marked improvement a second time around.
Adult stem cells are not a cure - but may offer quality-of-life improvements to patients with few or no alternatives. Hospitals in China now treat a wide range of spinal cord injuries, neurodegenerative conditions and are rapidly tackling cardiovascular conditions as well.
While we have hope that adult stem cell therapies will be available in many other countries in the near future, many conditions are currently treated through providers in China. Follow patients and read experiences at www.StemCellsChina.com.
Debra Howard - Primary Progressive MSDebra came to China in 2009 to receive transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells to combat the development of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. In this video Debra discusses her condition and her journey to China for therapy.
Najib Khalil - CP Spectrum DisorderNajib has Cerebral Palsy (CP). But CP can be diagnosed for lots of different symptoms caused by different triggers. Najib's family decided to try adult stem cell therapy in China to push his condition along and improve his quality of life.
This video contains interviews with Najib's mother, Naomi, shot over the length of his family's stay in China. She discusses his condition, treatment options available in the US and their decision to come to China.
Cris - MS Stem Cell PatientCris traveled to Qingdao China to receive umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants to combat the progression of his Multiple Sclerosis, Secondary Progressive.
In this video he discusses the onset of his condition and his decision to try stem cell therapy today.
Andrew Ricci -- Cerebral Palsy Stem Cell PatientAndrew Ricci and his family journeyed to China to receive injections of umbilical cord blood stem cells toward the treatment of cerebral palsy.
Non-embryonic adult stem cell therapy is available today. If you are interested in seeing whether adult stem cell therapy might be appropriate for your condition please contact StemCellsChina.com for providers and international patient services.
Adult stem cell therapy for cerebral palsy does not offer a cure today. But it can improve quality of life for the patient.
Introduction to Tatyana Larbi -- ROP Stem Cell PatientTatyana Larbi received IV injections of umbilical cord blood stem cells to in the hope of improving her vision. Tatyana has Retinopathy of Prematurity, a side effect of the incubation of premature babies. Increased oxygen levels in the incubator impede the optic development.
Tatyana received this treatment at Chengyang People's Hospital in Qingdao, China. Adult stem cell therapy is a readily available treatment option for many conditions in Chinese hopsitals.
This video is a short form of a full interview you can find at http://vimeo.com/5027195.
For more information please visit www.stemcellschina.com.
Wang Yisheng - Muscular Dystrophy Adult Stem Cell PatientWang Yisheng received adult stem cells at Bethune International Peace Hospital in Shijiazhuang toward the treatment of his muscular dystrophy. Donated umbilical cord stem cells were expanded by Beike Biotech. Treatment was provided by the medical staff of Bethune following protocols developed by Beike.
Treatment for muscular dystrophy included IV transplants alongside direct injection of umbilical cord blood stem cells. For more information about adult stem cell therapies available in China please contact StemCellsChina.
Carlie Smith - SOD Stem Cell PatientCarlie Smith traveled to China to receive transplants of umbilical cord blood stem cells. She lived in Qingdao China for a month with her mother and father.
Carlie has Septo Optic Dysplasia, a condition that effects the brain including the optic nerves. While Carlie doesn't have all the possible symptoms someone with SOD might face, her family wanted to do everything they could to extend her range of vision as much as they could.
In this video her parents discuss their decision to come to China for umbilical cord stem cell therapy and the challenges they faced in the process.
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Betty Helm - MS Stem Cell Patient 5 Years LaterBetty Helm has received adult stem cell transplants in China twice. StemCellsChina has been following her condition for several years now. You can see other videos with Betty here at Vimeo.
Jaden - ONH Stem Cell PatientJaden was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, a developmental disorder affecting vision and hormone levels. In 2010 Jaden's parents took him to China to receive injections of non-embryonic adult stem cells from donated umbilical cord blood.
The treatment is not available in the West yet over the past five years thousands of families have come to China to live in a hospital for a month as their loved ones receive transplants of adult stem cells.
In this video Jaden's family discuss their decision to come to China, living day-to-day in a hospital and the improvements they saw in his condition during that time.
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Cassie - SOD Stem Cell PatientCassie and her mother traveled to China to receive adult stem cell treatments practiced there for Septo Optic Dysplasia. SOD is developmental condition with wide-ranging affects on the body.
While still in the hospital in China Cassie's mother discusses their decision to try this new therapy and the treatments they received in China. We caught up with them back in the US as well where we got an update on Cassie's developments following treatment.
Jeff Blank - Ataxia Stem Cell PatientJeff Blank returned to China for his second round of stem cell transplants toward the treatment of his Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia 6 (SCA6). This time Jeff traveled to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Hospital and spent a month there receiving several injections and intensive physical therapy.
Ataxia is often a hereditary condition. Jeff discusses the choices he has made to leave the US to seek out medical treatments unavailable within its borders.
Keiran - Septo Optic Dysplasia Stem Cell PatientKeiran is now an "Old China Hand". At 15 he's been to Qingdao twice to receive transplants of adult stem cells. He gets them delivered via spinal and IV injections. He was worried about the spinals at first but these days he handles them well.
His vision has improved noticeably since prior to his stem cell treatments.
Keiran and his mother sat down with us for interviews and let us get some video of Keiran getting some fire-cupping therapy at the hospital as well.
Shirdesh Singh - ROP Adult Stem Cell TherapyShirdesh has Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and came to China for adult stem cell therapy. He received several transplants of non-embryonic umbilical cord blood blood stem cells.
Therapy was delivered by the medical staff at Bethune International Peace Hospital. International patient services were provided by Beike Biotech.
Zac - TBI and CPZac survived a tough accident for a little guy. A large security gate fell on him as a toddler and he suffocated beneath it. Doctors worked wonders bringing him back to life but he was left with a severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Since then he has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
He has now traveled to China twice to receive adult stem cell transplants. In this interview his mother, Lorena, discusses his injury, condition and the improvements they've seen through the treatments.
For patients like Zac, basic motor functions and eating disorders present real-life dangers and significant challenges to his care. Adult stem cell transplants cannot cure TBI. A damaged brain will not reform itself through the treatments. But a patient's quality of life can see real improvements.