If you ask your pulmonologist if stem cells can help your lung disease (COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, etc. etc.) he/she will tell you “No---stem cells are snake oil.” That is what we hear from almost every lung patient who comes to us trying to get out of the medical prison imposed by all lung conditions. We know that stem cells have helped dozens treated in Latin America and Europe, but a disease almost no one has heard of?
In the year 2000, six year old Malia's parents were told she only had months to live, but by 2010, 16-year-old Mailia Goforth had defied the odds and continued to surprise doctors.
At the age of 3, Mailia was diagnosed with Eisenmenger's Syndrome. It's a heart defect that causes high blood pressure in her lungs and doesn't allow the patient to breathe on her own.
But in 2010, Mailia and her family took a trip across the country for a special procedure using stem cells. The hope, to fix her lungs and be one step closer to closing up a hole in her heart.
"It feels amazing," she said. "I know I'll be able to do everything I've always wanted to do without having to get sick anymore... just to be free at last."
BOY WAS SHE RIGHT---NOW A HEALTHY 21, CHECK OUT HER VERY ACTIVE FACEBOOK PAGE---MALIA GOFORTH---HER LAST NAME SAYS IT ALL----NEVER LOOKING BACK