RSCI Newsletter

May 2009

Volume 1 Issue 5



In This Issue

·         Promise Them Nothing, But Give Them… Everything

·         Stem Cell Research on Bone Fractures, Knee Problems, Osteoarthritis, etc.

·         MS Patient in Complete Remission after Stem Cell Treatment

·         Dying Heart Patient: Not Waiting for the Stem Cell Debate to Finish!

·         Repair Stem Cells Help Blind Girl See

·         Florida Woman Kicks the Oxygen Habit

·         MS Patient in Remission, wants to give Something Back to Others

·         The Emergence of the Internet and Self-Directed Healthcare

·         Final Note


Science Advisory Board

Kitipan V. Arom, MD, PhD, FACS, FACC, FACCP, FRCST
Chairman of the S.A.B.
President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Thailand
Minneapolis Heart Institute & Minneapolis Heart Institution Foundation, USA
Founder and Past President Minnesota Society of Thoracic Surgeons, USA

Shimon Slavin, MD
Professor of Medicine Medical & Scientific Director
International Center for Cell Therapy & Cancer (ICTC) Tel Aviv Medical Center


Carlos Lima, MD
Senior Consultant Neuropathology Hospital Egas Moniz, Portugal


Roberto Jorge Fernandez Viña, MD
Honorary Professor University Maimonides Argentina Honorary Professor University of Beijing, China


Zannos G. Grekos, MD
Director of Cardiology and Vascular Diseases, Regenocyte Theraputic
Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiology, Nova Southeastern University


Don Margolis
Founder and Chairman
Bangkok, Thailand



By David Granovsky, Editor


In the movie “300,” King Leonidas rallies his tiny cadre of troops for the clash against the insurmountable odds of tens of thousands of Persian soldiers.  Just before the armies slam into each other, Leonidas shouts: “Give them nothing! But take from them…everything!”


Imagine an equally small army of brilliant doctors who regularly oppose the seemingly insurmountable forces of both diseases like Multiple Sclerosis AND the regulatory boards that refuse to allow Repair Stem Cell treatments in the “Developed” World.


The battle is difficult and not all patients will benefit from the treatment (70-75% do) so the doctors must “promise them nothing.”


But the doctors

·         WILL give the patients the beneficial treatments

·         WILL give them their own stem cells

·         WILL decide that NONE shall stand in the way of treating their patients

·         WILL help MOST patients to become SYMPTOM FREE


And the patients WILL get their lives back…in short, they will be given…EVERYTHING!


Unfortunately, these doctors are a tiny minority in the great pool of medical practitioners in the Developed World including North America, EEC, and some Asia-Pacific countries.  The majority are crushed into compliance by the iron thumb of the AMA, FDA and the Pharmaceutical companies.  Practitioners must adhere to the code of “Profits, not Cures” or risk modern day ex-communication.  Money alone rules as the formula AND the answer and human life does not even come into the equation. 


Imagine the courage required to stand up in defiance to both a sea of your peers cowed into obedience AND an enemy far more powerful than that the Persians brought to the Battle of Thermopylae.  How does a mere doctor hope to match the plundering might of a “business” that generates profits in North America alone of two billion dollars a week?


Here are five examples chosen from the tiny minority of doctors who have chosen patient care over personal comfort.  These five doctors heard and considered the desperate pleas of their patients and “Promised them nothing, but gave them…everything.”


Please note; these five stories were selected from many similar stories that have occurred since our last issue three weeks ago.



Stem Cell Research on Bone Fractures, Knee Problems, Osteoarthritis, etc. Already Paying Dividends in Colorado

Dr. Christopher Centeno, a pioneer in stem cell research in Broomfield, Colorado is now treating patients with osteoarthritis, joint pain, knee injuries and non-healing broken bones at his clinic using the patient’s own Repair Stem Cells to repair the damage.


Goodbye Ankle Surgery- Stem Cell Treatment Instead


Hal Kaye, an accountant who loved sports had endured four difficult ankle surgeries trying to repair a damaged arch sustained 15 years ago. The four surgeries had almost crippled him and the last surgery had caused his bone to in his ankle to die due to an artery dying off.


For Hal, an avid golfer, his quality of life had deteriorated. Hal said, “Golf was done in a cart with a handicap flag on the cart with a cane hanging from my golf bag.”


Facing an ankle fusion as a fifth surgery, Hal decided to change things up and try to heal himself using his own Repair Stem Cells implanted by Dr. Centeno.


From a cane to running again after Repair Stem Cell treatment!

2 months after having his own stem cells implanted, he didn’t have to use his cane anymore. Later, after 2 more injections of his own Repair Stem Cells, Hal was running again, “I got on my treadmill and did my first mile where a year before that, 100 yards was a job,”

From the stem cell article: For now, the Regenexx treatment is strictly used on some orthopedic patients, from osteoarthritis sufferers, to knee replacement candidates. Dr. Centeno said soon, Repair Stem Cell treatment could replace orthopedic surgery altogether.

Centeno said he believes if the success of the treatment continues, health insurance coverage is not far off.

The Regenexx procedure is available in new treatments for the following bone and joint conditions:

·         Non-Union Fractures
* Chronic Bursitis
* Chronic Bulging Lumbar Disc
* Thumb Surgery Alternative
* Shoulder Arthritis
* Moderate Hip Osteoarthritis
* Severe Hip Osteoarthritis
* Non-healing Fracture of the Arm
* Sacral Fracture (Tailbone)
* Knee Osteoarthritis - Cartilage Lesion
* Knee Osteoarthritis and Meniscus Changes
* Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear
* Posterior Meniscus MRI
* Talar Dome MRI
* Ankle Talofibular Ligament Repair
* Non-Healing Fracture of the Foot

Stem Cell Doctors Taking on the Corrupt FDA

Dr. Centeno is also leading the charge in taking on the FDA’s stance that a person’s own stem cells are a drug.
He has formed a group of doctors AND a group of patients who are taking on the FDA. If you are an individual that is not a Doctor you can still get involved. ASCTA is focused on physician membership but there is a patient forum at that you can get involved and ACT now! Please visit this patient site and contact the FDA and your congressman to tell them what you think.

See the last page of this newsletter so that you can prove to yourself that the FDA is among the most corrupt in the world.



Multiple Sclerosis Patient in Complete Remission after Stem Cell Treatment

Alex Normandin, 26, of Montreal, Canada is recovering from his Multiple Sclerosis following the implantation of his own Repair Stem Cells. The stem cell therapy was done in conjunction with a research program in Ottawa with Dr. Mark Freedman.

A medical student, Alex was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than 2 years ago and was distressed to learn that he had the aggressive form of MS and was on track to be in a wheelchair in a matter of months.

Process of Stem Cells for Multiple Sclerosis in Canada

Luckily, he was accepted into Dr. Freedman’s stem cell research program at Ottawa General Hospital. In this stem cell program, the patient is first given chemotherapy to kill off the immune system. Then, the stem cell transplant takes place to “reboot” the immune system.

From the stem cell article:

Normandin became patient 19. His transplant took place in December 2008. It worked.

Not only does the disease appear to have stopped its progression, but Normandin says he feels his co-ordination and strength improving.

Normandin is buoyed by the treatment’s eight-year track record — none of the 24 patients have suffered a relapse or a brain lesion. (The article fails to mention the one patient who died from the chemo)

Stem Cell Therapy in China Quote Remembered

You may remember Dr. Freedman from an article in which he commented on stem cell therapy in China:

Dr. Freedman is concerned that patients are forking over large amounts of money for unproven treatments like this, especially when there is no follow-up care or monitoring when they get home.

“It’s dangerous in the wrong hands,” he said. “The only reason these places could be in existence is to take people’s money and offer them something that’s unproven.”

We called that the “Most Hypocritical Statement So Far in 2009 then, and I will stick to that for the following reasons:

  1. Chemotherapy is dangerous.  One of Dr. Freedman’s patients died while receiving it before the stem cell transplant- to call another treatment dangerous (which doesn’t use chemo, by the way) is hypocritical.  By comparison, no patient of the world’s largest stem cell treatment center has ever died or even come close---after 5000 treatments!

In our opinion, the good doctor is just another mouthpiece ---as he has to be to survive---in the “profits-only” world he operates in.

  1. He says the therapies are unproven and only in existence to take people’s money- however, in this article- it is revealed not only is his own treatment unproven, but it also is not free, in fact, far from free- The trial procedure costs are in excess of $50,000 per patient (paid by his government) vs. an average of $21,500 around the world.
  2. Most of those others wouldn’t touch chemo.

So for those people who say that stem cell therapy overseas is very expensive– just look at Canada, or for that matter, look at Dr. Richard Burt’s super-successful multiple sclerosis clinical trial at Northwestern University in Chicago.  The cost for one multiple sclerosis patient is $90,000

I’m directing this at critics who always point out that overseas stem cell therapies are expensive and dangerous rather than pointing out Dr. Freedman, who as far as I can tell is truly helping Multiple Sclerosis patients although he probably shouldn’t be opening his mouth about other stem cell treatments.

Stem Cell Treatment by the People, For the People

And yes, all of these stem cell treatments in Canada, USA, Costa Rica, and China are “unproven” in the eyes of the medical world and the New England Journal of Medicine, although they all are proven in the eyes of the patients who receive the Repair Stem Cells whether they are in the form of umbilical cord stem cells (China), a mixture of stem cells from cord blood stem cells and the patient’s fat (Costa Rica), the patient’s bone marrow in Germany, and/or Repair Stem Cells given in the form of a stem cell transplant after chemotherapy (Canada, USA).   They all seem to work most of the time for the patients NOW and that is what is important. Making Multiple Sclerosis patients wait for 10 years or so for the endless cycle of clinical trials in the US and Canada to end just so the country’s corrupt academic labs make millions and so doctors can see the words “proven” in a study is a travesty. 

Why corrupt?  Because most of them follow the laws of their Lords & Masters:  “Pretend that embryonic stem cells can actually do something useful inside an incurable patient, so dying people won’t know that Repair Stem Cells can help them, and the obscene profits of those Lords and Masters---TWO BILLION DOLLARS A WEEK--- can be protected.”  Don’t believe me?    Then find out how much funding they got from Big Medicine** last year, and how much they expect this year from the colluders: medical profiteers and “your” bought and paid for government.  And they all follow the #1 rule: NO CURES - EVER!

**Big Medical Device Companies – HMOs - Health Insurance Companies – Big Pharma –equals a million in profits every five minutes, 24/365.



Dying Heart Patient:  No Waiting for the Stem Cell Debate To Finish!

While the debate on stem cell research rages on, Donald Cecil couldn’t afford to wait for research. Donald badly needed treatment for his heart which was damaged by a series of heart attacks. Luckily, he found a stem cell treatment in Thailand by using his own Repair Stem Cells to heal his ailing heart disease.

Heart Attacks Damaged His Heart Muscle

In 2006, Donald had difficulty walking as multiple heart attacks had damaged his heart so his ejection fraction was only at 15%. Doctors didn’t have much hope for Don to repair his heart disease. However, one doctor did mention a stem cell research and therapy in Thailand which uses the patient’s own stem cells to fix the heart muscle. 

Repair Stem Cell Treatment Company for Heart Disease

Don got on the internet and he found that company in Thailand. It just happened to be the first stem cell treatment company in the world, founded in 2003.

Don contacted them in hopes of repairing his heart muscle.  Don sent in his medical records and the doctors in Thailand said yes, the stem cell therapy could possibly help him.

In 2006, Don went to Thailand as have hundreds of Americans before and after him for the heart disease stem cell treatment using his own stem cells.  The lead doctor was Kitipan Arom, who has implanted stem cells into the heart muscles of well over 100 patients, and who is now ending his one-year term as our Institute’s Science Advisory Board chairman

Don Cecil - Stem Cell Research Healed His Heart Muscle

Don Cecil - Stem Cell Research Healed His Heart Muscle

From Don’s stem cell website:

His Doctors Back Home were Shocked

After the stem cell heart treatment, his doctors literally watched his heart regenerate from 15% blood ejection, to a normal working condition for someone his age!  Some even admitted they have never seen anything like that before.

Don’s story is wonderful in that it shows that stem cell therapy can indeed give people hope TODAY!  Don didn’t want to wait for a bunch of scientists doing stem cell research in some lab in the middle of nowhere to isolate some cells in rats to change them into this and that.  Repair Stem Cells are helping people now!

Special Note on Repair Stem Cell Therapy

If you or someone you love has had a heart attack or perhaps another disease, If you are interested,

Go to  

Fill out the form and click SUBMIT. You will get an immediate answer listing some more facts about stem cell treatments.

Within a few days you will get a personal answer for the medical condition you inquired about.



Repair Stem Cells Help Blind Girl See

Hayley Pelletier had been legally blind since birth due to her Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. However, thanks to the wonders of stem cell research using Repair Stem Cells, these days Hayley can now see and in the words of her mother “Basically, her whole quality of life was just bumped up 110 percent.”

No Medications, No Treatments, Nowhere to Go

Before the stem cell research that changed her life occurred, Hayley was learning how to read Braille and how to get around with a cane due to the Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, a leading cause of blindness in children where the optic nerve fails to develop.

Until an amazing new Repair Stem Cell treatment developed in China using cord blood stem cells, there was no drugs, no treatments that could improve Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.  There still aren’t any in North America or UK in 2009, nor will there be any before 2020, if then.

Cord Blood Stem Cells - Only Treatment Available

Hayley and her mother Heather went to China for the stem cell treatment in November 2008.  And the results have been amazing.  Before, Hayley could barely only make out the difference between light and dark, but now-

  1. She can now draw pictures of people on paper
  2. She can identify colors easily
  3. She can watch television from 3 feet away.

From the stem cell article:

“It’s been incredible,” Pelletier said. “Basically, her whole quality of life was just bumped up 110 percent. She’s so much happier.”

Her self confidence has soared, too. Pelletier managed to say a few words at a Lions Club banquet, but she admits she was intimidated by the hundreds of people in the room. Hayley wasn’t.

“I brought a different child home from China. She stood on a chair and told them all about her experiences there,” said Pelletier, astonished. “Then she thanked them for honoring her with their support.”



Hayley Joins the Stem Cells for Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Club

Hayley now becomes the latest addition to our “club” of children who have been to China for stem cell therapy for their Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and the closely related Septo-Optic Dysplasia and then come back to the United States, UK and Canada with better vision and other benefits to their development.

Before that there was Jakob Bielski from Canada

Just last week, we added Dakota Clarke , her mom said “It’s been worth every single penny to see the changes in her.”

A few weeks ago we added Macie Morse who can now see well enough to drive after her stem cell therapy.

And before that Coby Fend’s mother said ““We are talking about going back — we’d almost be crazy not to, because right now it’s the best thing going in the entire world.”

And we also had Connor Corkern - He’s doing great. He is doing wonderful. It’s like we’ve got a totally new baby, Coye Corkern said

We had Cameron Petersen - Grandma Petersen said “There was nothing for Cameron before this treatment. Now, his world is limitless.”

Lydia Black- From her father - “the treatment is already having a huge effect on her life, and he is glad that she was able to receive stem cell treatment in China.

Lydia Olmstead and Rylea Barlett - “After her second treatment, we started to notice a change,”

Savannah Watring - “She said hello to herself in an elevator (after seeing her reflection). It blew everyone away. We weren’t expecting that.”

Xavier Carballo- Xavier’s ophthalmologist, Dr. Jack Guggino of Tampa, said he did a baseline exam on the boy before the trip to China and after his return. He said before the treatment Xavier could only detect hand motion at 1 to 2 feet, and after the treatment he could count fingers at 3 to 4 feet.

As far as Xavier is concerned, there has been definite and measurable improvement, neurologically and ophthalmologically,” Guggino said.

If you or someone you know has a similar condition or perhaps another disease, please go to our Repair Stem Cell Institute website and we will provide stem cell treatment information.



Florida Woman Kicks the Oxygen Habit after Repair Stem Cells Whip her Lung Disease


Thanks to stem cell research, a Florida female smoker, Barbara McKean who was on oxygen 24 hours per day before stem cell therapy using her own Adult Stem Cells is now OFF oxygen totally after the treatment in the Dominican Republic.


Barbara McKean is now enjoying life after the stem cell research done by cardiologist Dr. Zannos Grekos,

A founding member of the Repair Stem Cell Institute’s Science Advisory Board helped Barbara’s COPD repair the damage done in the lungs by years of smoking.


Stem Cell Video for Lung Disease and COPD

In this video, both Barbara and Dr. Zannos Grekos are interviewed about how the stem cell research and treatment helped her COPD and repair the lung disease.


There you have it.  Bone, MS, Heart, Optic, and Lung.  As my boss always says, “Show me a disease that Repair Stem Cells cannot help and I show you a disease no one has seriously investigated yet!”


Meanwhile, the New England Journal of Medicine insists that these cells do not work and that embryonics have “the best chance.”  Their Lords & Masters are VERY powerful.





By Don Margolis

Preston Walker wrote this email to another Multiple Sclerosis patient who was considering using the stem cell research and therapy that changed Preston’s life:

“I received the treatment in Costa Rica in May 2008. My symptoms included fatigue, depression, a cognitive cloud, foot drop and heat intolerance. At the time I went, I was taking features, Wellbutrin XL, Provigil and Razadyne.

The only thing I am taking now is Avonex as a maintenance drug. I am free of the fatigue and depression. I still have a cognitive cloud but it is nothing like it was before the treatment!

I am a police Sergeant in Fort Worth, TX. I am assigned to patrol and wear a dark blue uniform. If it wasn’t for the treatment, I don’t think I would make it to retirement in a few years. I feel absolutely certain that I will continue my active lifestyle and my career.

You can read the full story on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s website ( Once you get to the homepage, click on the BLOGS link. Once the next page loads, click on My Fight with MS in the bottom right hand corner. If you will go from the beginning by looking at the May 2008 folder in the archives (left hand side of the page), you will get a better idea of my journey while in Costa Rica. I underwent the treatment with Richard Humphries who posted while we were there also.

I will not tell you I am cured, but I am virtually symptom free!! My quality of life improved exponentially after the treatment.

If I can be of any further help, don’t hesitate to ask.”

Preston Walker






The Emergence of the Internet and Self Directed Healthcare

We can ask Preston and a dozen of his MS friends about stem cell therapy in Costa Rica, or Betty about a completely different MS Repair Stem Cell therapy in China:

Or we can ask Don about Repair Stem Cells for the heart in Thailand and Barbara about Repair Stem Cells for the lungs in Florida and Latin America.  We can even GET proper stem cell therapy for skeletal problems in Colorado from Dr. Centeno and his colleagues at some of the lowest prices in the world.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, patients now have a bigger say and more access to information than ever before.

Dr. William Davis at the Heart Scan Blog has a great post on how health care is changing. Much like stockbrokers have disappeared due to online companies like E-trade and Ameritrade, patients can now take a more self-directed approach to their health thanks to the internet.

I went through Dr. Davis’s Heart Scan Blog and found not a word about stem cells.  Yet I could not find one sentence I disagreed with!  You’ve got heart problems? I recommend this doctor as one of the few who understands healing instead of being a non-healing drug pusher as most US doctors are.  If you still can’t get better, then come to RSCI and send in your form:




By David Granovsky


A recent article about the embryonic stem cell debate concluded with this comment from a typical pro-embryonic victim of stem cell misinformation in America. “What if stem cell research does create a major breakthrough? If stem cells provided a cure for juvenile diabetes, this issue would be a whisper in the wind”


Here is my response:


I am sorry to say, you are dead wrong. It will NEVER happen in the US…even though it already has.


1. First of all, in the US, you can never say “cure.” A treatment can make you symptom free for 40 years and the AMA and FDA will not let you say the patient is cured, only that they have been symptom-free for 40 years.


2. In the US, when a major breakthrough occurs, you will NOT hear about it…in the US anyway. One brilliant doctor has enabled some paraplegics to walk after Repair Stem Cell treatment. Do you remember where you were when you heard this incredible news? No? You never heard anything about it? Right. Not in the US.  Here is the story on one of those patients:


3. In the US, we like to talk and debate about embryos and embryonic research...and we are the only ones. Did you know that the top embryonic stem cell scientists in the world have walked away from using embryos to develop treatments?


  • Embryonic research has been 100% fruitless (in regard to generating treatments) for well-funded and government supported scientists around the world for the last 11 years, yet the embryonic fanatics claim our ex-president is to blame.  Imagine how stupid those foreign embryonic researchers are, eleven years of abject failure and no George Bush to Blame!
  • Dr James Thomson, the brilliant scientist and father of embryonic research said about embryonic research: “…embryonic stem cells are not being used in any clinical applications yet, while alternatives such as Repair Stem Cells figure in scores of therapies.”  Dr. Thomson also spent over a year in Singapore while it was the most embryonic-friendly country in the world.  About a year after he left, Singapore decided to stop wasting their time and funding and gave up on embryonic stem cell research.
  • Dr Oz said on national TV “the stem cell debate is dead,” recognizing the lack of potential in cancer-causing embryonic stem cells to produce cures:
  • Ian Wilmut, who led the team which cloned Dolly the sheep, abandoned his license to attempt human cloning, saying that the researchers “may have achieved what no politician could: an end to the embryonic stem cell debate.”
  • Dr. Bernadine Healy, director of the National Institutes of Health under the first President Bush, wrote in U.S. News & World Report that these recent developments“ in the first six weeks of Obama’s term, several events reinforced the notion that embryonic stem cells, once thought to hold the cure for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes, are obsolete….. In fact, Repair Stem Cells, which occur in small quantities in organs throughout the body for natural growth and repair, have become stars despite great skepticism early on.”


4. I can refer you to many studies showing the huge therapeutic benefits of stem cells for treating over 130 diseases. Here’s one on the author’s example, Type 1 or juvenile diabetes. After receiving repair stem cells, one patient went 4 years symptom free (ZERO INSULIN). Many others had only slightly less spectacular results.


The problem is, these results and studies used Repair Stem Cells (the one’s that actually work) and not Embryonic stem cells (which is all that anyone in the US knows about or wants to talk about). Even if you do hear about it, the word “controversial” is plastered all over any slightly pro-repair stem cell article although there are virtually no effects beyond the first 1-3 days due to Repair Stem Cell treatments that standard lab practices cannot avoid or an Advil level drug cannot cure.


5. Thousands of people all over the world are being treated successfully for ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Heart Disease, Autism and ~130 others. This issue of the embryonic stem cell debate IS a whisper in the wind, everywhere in the world except in the US. In the US, the trumpets are sounding so loud “for” and “against” Embryonic stem cell research, that Americans cannot hear anything over the clamor.  They cannot hear that they are wasting their time, that embryonic stem cells will not produce treatments for 20-50 years, that Repair Stem Cells work now, that ~130 diseases are being treated all over the world and that embryonic scientists are abandoning their work. 


All of these above words are not allowed to be printed in major American city newspapers, American medical journals,  and about half the magazines.   Newspapers twist stem cell facts almost every time they publish a stem cell article, doctors and scientists are paid to lie regularly (though payment is not by cash or by check but in “grants”), and your medical regulators are among the most corrupt in the world.  Don’t believe me?  Google “corrupt FDA” and check the number at the top of the page.  If you think that’s an unfair search topic, then google “FDA scientists,” look at THAT number and start reading the titles of the articles listed.   If that doesn’t make you cringe, then you are probably one of the perps.


Stem cell research…REPAIR stem cell research, has definitively created multiple major breakthroughs…but unfortunately, you will never hear about them over the noise of the irrelevant embryonic stem cell research debate.  That’s the way the perps want it, and, in the land of the free, what they want, they get.



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