- Daniel, You are a shining example and an inspiration to those who will not give up, will not lie down and will not accept it when they are given the sentence that they have "no options." Well done! -dg
Matthew Faiella, 8 year old autistic child improving with stem cell treatments
A father looking for the best for his child with autism quit his job, sold his house in Florida and moved to Western New York looking for better public schools. This is only the first in a long line of sacrifices he's made, sacrifices that are all worth it, he says because the radical medical treatments they've been using are working.
Eight year old Matthew Faiella was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and at the time, the doctor's long term prediction did not give the family much hope.
"When they told me they go, 'just be ready to institutionalize him' and I broke down and cried in front of the doctor. I looked at her and said, not my son, not on my watch," says Daniel Faiella, Matthew's father...
- He started tireless research and two years ago decided to start treating his son in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. "We tried it out and he went from two word sentences to complete sentences," says Daniel.
"Weren't you scared of what might happen to him?" asks Kristin Donnelly.
- his son would be injected with stem cells. It was not approved to treat autism here in the United States. Daniel says his son is still getting better and will return for another treatment this fall.
"Of course, scared, and fear, but I don't let fear control my life," Daniel answers.
"You do whatever you can for your child - nothing, spare no cost," Faiella insists.
Check out the Faiella family blog
via wgrz.com | Buffalo, NY | Dad: Radical Treatment Helping Son With Autism.
Stem Cells for Autism - An Open Letter to President Obama
Cologne, Germany (PRWEB
) June 8, 2009 -- The mother of a Bayport, New York girl reaches out to President Obama to make stem cell therapy available in America after her daughter's successful treatment in Germany at the XCell-Center in January 2009.
For Judy DiCorcia, it took a leap of faith to take her 10-year-old daughter, Lauren, to Germany for stem cell therapy. Just six short weeks after returning home and observing her daughter's progress, she knew that her faith had been rewarded, prompting her to bring her daughter's story to the attention of President Obama. Here is what she wrote to him:Dear President Obama,
I am the mother of a 10-year-old autistic daughter. In January, we took Lauren to Cologne, Germany for Adult Stem Cell therapy. The center used her own stem cells drawn from her hip bone marrow, centrifuged the next day, and then reinserted via lumbar puncture the following day (2.95 million cells). Both procedures were quick and not invasive at all. In the past 6 weeks we have seen significant improvements in our daughter's behaviors, focus, hyperactivity, and insomnia. I would rate a general improvement of about 40% - this is HUGE for a family living with autism. Our daughter started sleeping through the night for the first time (yes, she is 10 and got up every night) since stem cells. Lauren is happier just in her own skin - so much less frustrated and just generally happier. She is getting through her one-on-one therapy more quickly, better focused, and more compliant. Of course, it amazes me that this simple, non-controversial therapy cannot be done here in the United States.
Now, more than five months since her treatment, Mrs. DiCorcia reports that her daughter is still doing well, "Lauren is doing well. I would have to say that she 'plateaued' at about the 12-week mark. Her situation is stable and fortunately all positive effects have persisted. I wish the doctor could fly to the US and perform the therapy here!"
The autism treatment at XCell-Center employs (autologous) stem cells that come from the patient's own bone marrow. After the stem cells are separated from the bone marrow, they are implanted into the spinal canal under local or general anesthesia depending upon the specific needs of the patient. The procedure, including stem cell collection, processing and therapy, costs around $10,000 US dollars. Over 1000 patients have been treated via lumbar puncture with no major complications.
For more information on XCell-Center and the other top 5% of stem cell treatment centers in the world:http://repairstemcells.org
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