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July 2009

Special Edition

 

 

In This Issue

·         The China Experience

·         Following Patients in China

·         Manchester Reminder

 

Science Advisory Board

Roberto Jorge Fernandez Viña, MD
Chairman

Honorary Professor University Maimonides Argentina Honorary Professor University of Beijing, China

 

Shimon Slavin, MD
Deputy Chairman

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

 

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

 

Kitipan V. Arom, MD, PhD, FACS, FACC, FACCP, FRCST
Chairman Emeritus
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


Don Margolis
Founder and Chairman
don@repairstemcells.org

 

www.RepairStemCells.org
Bangkok, Thailand

 

The China Experience 

nanette & nate - may, 2008This is the July "China Special" newsletter.  We celebrate the happy return home of the first two RSCI youngsters under our new program of helping people through the maze of applying to distant stem cell centers and getting approvals and handling so many details (passports, visas, medical info, airline tickets, wiring funds, and who knows what else).  

 

First was Michelle Gip, age 16, of Fresno, California.  She suffers from a rare eye dysfunction for which virtually nothing works in Western Medicine. She left China with her "central field" a bit larger and hopes for continued improvement back home.  Her blog link is at the bottom, with uncommon writing ability in current USA teenage lingo.  See her adventure through her eyes!

 

Nate Redman, a 17-year-old from Nebraska, suffering from an even rarer neurological disease, has an article link in this Newsletter from China. That's his picture with his mom at the top of this page.  And Nate's blog - a complete description of a month in China - not to be missed by anyone considering doing the same: http://stemcellschina.com/blog/NateRedman/

 

It is not easy and a lot of people have trouble making it through without our help.  When the Redman family learned after months of diagnosis problems how serious their son's illness was, Nate’s father took charge and barraged Don Margolis with questions.  Don insisted the only place that could possible treat his relatively rare condition was China, and the die was cast.

 

Nate and Michelle made it through with a ton of hard work by loving parents. Both links are below.  But YOU should look at ALL the links for proof that your home doctors, helpless when confronted with many of the diseases treated in China, especially the two which RSCI's first two kids have, are full of beans when they call it "placebo effect."  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following Patients in China

On-going updates from current patients at ChinaStemCells

 

One part travelogue, one part medical adventure and one part search for healing - patients are chronicling their stories and sharing like never before. These are a few of the blogs we've been following recently.

 

A young blind man recently noted in his blog that he could see a candy wrapper on the floor--shapes and colors are becoming more well-defined to him. In another, a mother caught her blind son sitting three feet back from the TV instead of a foot away--not a big deal for the sighted.


 

 

 

Western doctors may tell their patients to avoid adult stem cell therapies in China because they don't understand "why it should work or why it should not work" and that "no treatment exists" for these conditions in the West. Adult stem cells are not the final cure. But then there's that wrapper on the floor and someone's finding something they couldn't see before.

 

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Bradley Davis and Mother

Spina Bifida, Qingdao China

Photo of the Month by Linde Underwood

 

With this July issue we've got lots of new video content to share with you, notices of coming Stem Cell Awareness events, a selection of new Patient Experiences and links to media reports about patients coming to China.

New videos this month feature patients treated for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy.

 

 

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Carlie and Rachel Smith
Septo Optic Dysplasia, Qingdao China
Photo by Ryan Blocher

 

Kyle Knopes, SMA2
"C.C. Sabathia is one of the best left handed pitchers of the last decade, and the reason you can call me C.C. is because my left hand and wrist are doing amazing.  Today I could lift my left wrist up almost without hesitation."

 

Lawrence E Brown III, ONH
"Today, I was able to see a candy wrapper on the floor. This is really exciting news and after this it will only get better."

 

Carlie Smith, SOD
"...she was able to perform the peripheral vision field test after stem cells which she was not able to do before because she was just not strong enough to hold her eyes still."

 

Michell Gip, LHON
"It might not seem like a big difference to anyone else but Dr Tony, my mom and I were very excited."

 

 

 

Stem Cell Event in Manchester


Join us August 9, 2009 in Manchester, UK

Lots of families showed up to the Denver Awareness in the Park event. You can check out photos here. Over 200 people met to hear from doctors and past patients about their experience. Thank you to everyone who turned out. The next event will be held in Manchester, UK on 9 August. If you'd like more information about the Manchester even check out this link or send an email over to Darren Clarke.

 

 

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Contact

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Tel. +1­ 214 ­556 ­6377

Don Margolis, Chairman
The Repair Stem Cell Institute
PT Court
1 Rangnam Rd., Phayathai
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Thailand

 

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www.DonMargolis.com
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LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This Newsletter is for educational purposes only and not to be taken as medical advice.

For the names of the Treatment Centers and their expert stem cell doctors qualified enough to make our list (less than 4% of the world's stem cell treatment centers), go to http://www.repairstemcells.org/Treatment/Treatment-Centers.aspx.

We provide the contact information; the doctors provide the medical advice.