Adult Stem Cell Awareness

September 24, 2009

Boys born with cerebral palsy make steady improvement after autologous stem cell therapy

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness,Real Hope — benotafraid @ 10:51 pm

The Denver Post caught up with two fifth-grade boys and their families who spent their summer in Germany. The trip was no cultural excursion, or sightseeing adventure – it was medical tourism.  Born with cerebral palsy, best friends Dominic King and Harrison Spiers visited a European stem cell treatment center where each received injections of their own stem cells. Already the parents have observed progress in both boys.

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Looking up now

Experimental treatment helps boys with cerebral palsy

By Karen Auge

A slow-motion ballet is unfolding on a gym mat in the family room of Dom inic King’s Englewood home.

Cradled in the arms of physical therapist Kelly Leid, 10-year-old Dom inic rolls gracefully, stretches, pushes, bends, holds — to the accompaniment of his friend, Harrison Spiers, in the next room cheering on the Rockies in his best stadium voice.

The moves may look rhythmic and effortless, but they are hard, tiring work — work that would have been harder, if not impossible, three months ago.

Dominic, like Harrison, has cerebral palsy. And when the boys started fifth grade a few weeks ago, they had amazing stories to share about what they did over summer vacation: After months of fundraising, the best friends went to Germany with their families for a stem-cell treatment that their parents hope will be as life-changing as it is groundbreaking.

Now, back home, their big adventure is behind them. And the work is just beginning. continue

See also: Hope for ischemic brain injury, Stem Cell Research a Miracle for Aussie Toddler with Cerebral Palsy, and XCell-Center Presents Positive Results from Cerebral Palsy Stem Cell Treatment

H/T to Save the Cord

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5 Comments »

  1. Please let me know how they are doing. I have an 8 yr old boy with cerebral palsy and I am looking into the center in germany. I would like to get in contact with their mothers to know how everything went and their opinion of the place.

    Comment by laura — September 30, 2009 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  2. Hi Laura – our best to you. I think if you email the author of the story at the Denver Post, she’ll more than likely forward your info or email to the parents. They would probably love to hear from you and answer your questions!

    Comment by benotafraid — September 30, 2009 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  3. How are these boys doing today? We are having fund raisers going on now. We are planning on taking our grandson, who is 13, o Germany for stem cell treatment. I won’t to hear some good results from other people.

    Comment by Louise Norton — April 28, 2010 @ 10:37 am | Reply

    • Hi Louise,

      We don’t know how the boys are doing – it was just a news story that we reported. BUT – I bet the article reporter would be able to put you in touch with the parents. I’m sure they would be very candid with you. Google their names too, b/c they may have a blog or something. Hoping that your visit to Germany brings all good things! Maybe you can report back!

      Comment by benotafraid — April 28, 2010 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  4. Thanks for providing me information about autologous stem cell therapy which are using for cerebral palsy treatments. We can see the effects of this treatment with the help of this online resource as here in this site there are clearly mentioned the steps which are used for autologous stem cell treatment.

    Comment by CP attorney — June 16, 2011 @ 1:20 am | Reply


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