A daughter shares a wonderful, loving moment with her Mom, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Marina Jordan Killoran (45) suffers with an incurable auto-immune disease called Systemic Scleroderma and was told by medics she needed a stem cell transplant, which is not available in her homeland Ireland. She must travel to the USA for this life saving treatment. The good news is she now can.
Just a few weeks ago Marina put out a video as it emerged her stem cell transplant would cost $125,000 (€109,000), not including travel, accommodation or aftercare expenses.
In just 7 days from the start of the appeal via the Irish Newspaper, “The Independent”, donations came flooding in and €130,000 was raised. Marina’s stem cell transplant was booked immediately and will be performed at the Chicago Clinic in the USA on June 20th.
Overjoyed Marina said: “This is a second chance at life. It’s incredible.”
“We are euphoric, it’s just such a turnaround in just one week,” she said.
The cash raised will also allow her husband and two daughters to travel with her to the U.S.A. Marina insisted that any extra cash will be put back into supporting others suffering with the disease.
“If I can continue and I am in good health I just want to dedicate my life towards helping others with this illness.”
Systemic Scleroderma or “thickened skin” creates an overproduction of protein collagen in the body.
Marina has the more severe form of the disease which means her internal organs are also affected. Her lungs, oesophagus and stomach are now damaged – and there is also an anomaly with her heart.
Watch video of Marina sharing her heartfelt story here:
Doctor Bill Johnson from Texas talks about these exciting times with stem cell therapy providing major healing and recovery benefits for a wide range of health conditions and diseases including joint pain, arthritis, COPD, inflammatory diseases including Lupus, Crohn’s Disease. Stem cell treatment is also assisting those who have Parkinson’s Disease or have suffered a stroke.
In this video a multiple sclerosis patient talks about significant improvements following his stem cell treatment.
Just four months after treatment the patient has started to lead a very active life.
By: Vahid Sadrzadeh
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An unprecedented stem cell procedure was performed today at a veterinary clinic in Michiana. [Click link above to watch video].
The surgery was for 5-year-old German Shepherd, Nike, and set an example of how stem cell therapy is changing modern medicine.
Although it took merely 30 minutes, it was tough for Jayne Stommel to watch, Nike’s owner and trainer.
Stommel traveled from Indianapolis to South Bend hoping the operation would relieve her 5-year-old super dog of arthritic pain and ensure Nike could continue working for many more years.
Stommel’s love for training rescue dogs began long before Guinness and Nike came along.
After seeing the devastation of 9/11 firsthand, Stommel says she discovered her calling.
With a little bit of research and the right dog, that dream became a reality.
Nike, is one of only 150 certified FEMA trained rescue dogs in the nation that actively works to find survivors of fires, building collapses and natural disasters.
While training at only a year old, Nike was in an accident which ultimately led to arthritis in her hips.
“Nike is mid-career, she just turned five. If she doesn’t have to stop because the pain in her hips, she should be able to go another four or five years,” said Stommel.
Stommel knew in order to prolong Nike’s career as long as possible, the stem cell procedure, which was affordable and minimally invasive, was necessary.
“It takes a lot of work and training and that’s after you find the right dog. They are very unique dogs. Being able to keep her working longer, is very important,” said Stommel.
Noticing that Nike was favoring her hip during recent training, Stommel was recommended to and then sought the help of Dr. Chris Persing and the team at Western Veterinary Clinic on the edge of South Bend.
The treatment was divided into two operations, the first was this morning.
“We opened up her abdomen; we found a good healthy layer of fat that we pulled out. I handed that over to a staff so that she could prepare that tissue. To extrude the stem cells, to incubate them, to excite them, to get them ready for a job to do. Later on in the day, we went ahead and used those stem cells to inject in to Nike’s hips,” says Persing, Associate Veterinarian.
The injection went well and hopes are high for a full recovery.
“After a two or three week period, she should be pretty much back to her normal activity and doing the things that she needs to for training again,” said Persing.
And in just two months Stommel’s other German Shepherd, Guinness, will be joining that exclusive list of certified FEMA trained rescue K9’s.
Until then the two train together, waiting for Nike to join the pack again.
By Thomas E. Stone, ND, CNHP
In 1995, an article in “Scientific American” concluded that traditional disease fighting methods were not effective in fighting the HIV virus and AIDS. Instead, this author recommended that we focus on finding ways of stimulating the immune system and reducing the viral load. Colostrum can be very effective in both of these ways.
Colostrum stimulates and strengthens a weakened immune system and those who take it on a regular basis, have a heightened ability to resist and fight infection – exactly what the AIDS patient needs.
Colostrum activates or “turns on” the immune system in the newborn and it can do the same thing for the AIDS patient – or anyone, for that matter. It contains over 40 different immune factors which work in harmony to support a stronger defense mechanism. This is so critical for the AIDS patient, who dies – not from the HIV virus – but from secondary infections which the immune system is no longer able to control.
One of the immune components in colostrum falls into a category called immunoglobulins. These are “functional antibodies,” ready to combat a host of bacterial pathogens. In this way, colostrum can actually be a sort of secondary immune system for the AIDS patient.
Colostrum and colostral components can also be effective in reducing viral populations. A 1995 study conducted in the Netherlands, indicated that the immune factor, lactoferrin, is one of the best ways to reduce viral levels in the body. It inhibited the HIV virus of certain body cells and was able to completely block the Cytomegalovirus infection. This same study concluded that bovine (cow) lactoferrin was up to 2.5 times more effective than human lactoferrin. Several other immune factors contained in colostrum have been shown to have anti-viral activity as well. In fact, a 1990 study reported in the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics identified a “non-specific virus-neutralizing activity” in non de-fatted colostrum.
One of the most serious problems with AIDS is something called “wasting.” It is brought on by chronic diarrhea and results in a loss of vital nutrients and fluids. It also depletes the supply of intestinal antibodies, leaving the patient even more vulnerable to dangerous pathogens. A 1992 study showed that out of 37 immuno-deficient patients with chronic diarrhea, 72% experienced significant improvement with the use of immunoglobulins from colostrum. Another study stated that colostrum immunoglobulins have been able to treat diarrhea-causing infections associated with AIDS, where no other treatment was effective.
Wasting occurs when the AIDS-infected body begins burning muscle for fuel. Here again, colostrum can help. The growth factors, contained in colostrum, also play a big role in supporting AIDS patients. Treatment with IGF-1 and growth hormone (GH), both contained in colostrum, produce an increase in muscle mass, preventing the severe weight loss associated with wasting. If colostrum were used for no other reason than to reduce the diarrhea-induced wasting and to prevent the loss of muscle mass, it would greatly enhance quality of life for those who suffer from AIDS. However, in my experience, colostrum can do so much more than this.
Eight months ago I treated a patient with full blown AIDS, who had been sincerely searching and doing everything in his power to regain his health. When I initially met with him, he had a T- cell count in the high teens, despite the fact that he had been following a strict health regime for a matter of months. With mega doses of colostrum (60 capsules/day) and an herb called Maca, we eliminated many of the other things he was doing. He continued to eat healthfully and take ample amounts of green juices. Within 2 weeks, both he and his medical doctors were shocked to find that his T-cell count had risen to 350! His doctor even insisted on a retest to verify these results. Now, 8 months later, he has been declared HIV free and doctors are saying that they must have misdiagnosed him in the first place. This man is so dedicated to helping other people that he now owns a health food store and is sharing his knowledge with hosts of other people.
A desire to get well is a critical factor in healing. This man was totally dedicated and when he found the additional nutritional help of colostrum, he made fast progress. Can colostrum assist AIDS patients? In a variety of ways, the answer is a resounding, Yes!
Another important ingredient in Stem Cell Worx Intraoral Spray is fucoidan. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide that is found in the cell walls of several species of brown seaweed. Fucoidan possesses many antiviral properties and blocks bacteria at the cellular level while also strengthening the immune system. More recent studies, in the last ten years, show strong support for fucoidan being used as an adjunct dietary therapy for cancer, HIV and inflammatory diseases.
Visit: http://www.stemcellworx.com for information on Stem Cell Worx Intraoral Spray. This supplement contains the highest quality of bovine colostrum available in an intraoral spray application (sprayed under the tongue, providing absorption of up to 95%) along with two other key ingredients that synergistically work together to build a strong, healthy immune system and activate one’s own adult stem cells.
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Source: Dick Ahlstrom of Irish Times
Surgeries labelled ‘one of the finest achievements in the field of regenerative medicine’
Twelve children in the US have had their vision restored to normal after the lenses in their eyes had been removed because of cataracts.
Replacement lenses were regrown using stem cells, and eight months after surgery the lenses were the same as normal lenses.
In a separate research paper, scientists in Japan report also using stem cells in a tissue-engineering process that delivers sheets of corneal cells for transplant back onto the cornea after surgery.
The US group based at the University of California San Diego conducted lens replacement procedures on rabbits and on macaques before using the same procedure in 12 children, all under the age of two.
They all had cataracts and risked permanent damage to their eyes before treatment.
The second research party involved a Japanese research team based at Osaka University who restored a healthy cornea in rabbits.
In all cases the recipients of the adult stem cells were also the donors, so the issue of rejection of transplanted or regrown tissue was not an issue.
This factor also made it possible to conduct an experimental procedure in children which has proved its worth, given the successful outcome.
Transparent lenses unclouded by cataracts were regenerated in the children in question within three months, “all without complication”, the authors said.
Both of these research reports (involving the US group based at the University of California San Diego and the Japanese team at Osaka University) were published on Wednesday evening, March 9, 2016 by the journal “Nature” and were described as “remarkable accomplishments” by one expert in stem cell research.
The Japanese group were “ pushing limits in terms of what can be done in a laboratory dish”, said Dr Dusko Ilic, reader in Stem Cell Science at King’s College, London.
Although this technology (in terms of the second paper) might become applicable at some future date, it is “currently falling short of being able to lead to first-in-human trials in the near future, due to costs and safety”, Dr Dusko Ilic said.
He was glowing, however, when it came to the group who treated the children. He described it as “one of the finest achievements in the field of regenerative medicine until now”, adding, “It is science at its best.”
Two years ago, Devon (then 8 years old) was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) – a high-risk leukemia with a slim survival rate of 5 to 10 percent in children.
An adult stem cell transplant was Devon’s only chance at life, and this in itself presented another challenge. Because of a genetic anomaly, Devon’s family members were disqualified to be his bone marrow donors for the adult stem cell transplant.
Against the odds, however, a search of the worldwide network of blood and marrow donors yielded one perfect “10 for 10” match from a 30-year-old man in Germany. Devon’s mother, Sunshine Weaver, recalls, “Here’s this guy we’ve never met, who has no idea who we are, and suddenly he’s the answer to our prayers for Devon.”
The transplant was done. Devon is now 10 years old and in great health. He has the eating habits and all the energy of a healthy 10 year old boy.
To watch Devon’s remarkable recovery watch this video: