Here is a pretty cool E-Mail conversation with some guy in Australia named Bushell.
I am THIS COLOR Bushell is THIS COLOR
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:24 PM
Subject: MS Article
My son, who is 26, was diagnosed with MS some 18 months ago. It has been progressive affecting his legs, vision and breathing. He has been having weekly injections of Avonex since being diagnosed and went through an extremely difficult period of depression about 6 months ago.
Like yourself he was part way through his University course but was unable to continue. I have read the article you posted in 2004 and was wondering how you had progressed since the article was written. Have you explored medical options in China?
We would welcome any advice or insight you can provide.
Many thanksDavid Bushell(Australia)
Mar 20 (1 day ago)
Mar 20, 2007 10:38 AM
Re: Fw: MS Article
First off, allow me to clear something up for you real quick. I am not sure what article you are talking about in "2004" That one has me a little confused. I guess i didn't clear anything up for you...sorry.
CHINA OPTIONS! Yes, I have been on many of the traditional care theripies for MS. Most of which are referred to as interferon beta-1a. They consist of injecting yourself weekly, 1 up to 3 shots a week. Sadly, none of these have stopped the very quick progression of my disease. SO, I have taken a proactive stance. I am going to fight against this disease.
I have a confirmed booking at Shen Yang Hospital.My arrival date is May 17th with a departure of June 23.
My treatment of 4 SCT's and 1 BMT's will cost a total of 22K ($21,000.00USD). Given my current condition this is the recommendation for my treatment.
I am only 20 years old, but i believe with all my heart that God put this treatment in my life for a reason. I love people, I have a very compassionate heart. I could make a living by fundraising for people, and I believe STEMCELLSCHINA.com is where it's at. BUT, I must go through the process, and see the results for myself before I can fully endorse it.
Here is my advice. Research the chinese umbilical cord stem cell transplant. Get as much information on it as you possibly understand. When you don't understand, ask someone who can explain it to you. After you have a much better and clear understanding of how the treatment works. Make an important decision. Who do you trust? I have to have all my faith in God. And I do. I am blessed because of it. My treatment will work, and I am excited for a 30 day vacation in China! I love asian women!
6:44 am (7 hours ago)
Mar 21, 2007 6:44 AM
Re: Fw: MS Article
Thank you so much for getting back to us. I was unsure whether the email for you was still current as your other email address had bounced initially. Re the 2004 reference, I went back and checked your web article and the date showing was 12 June 2004. After re-reading your article you make mention of being diagnosed in 'July 2005' so it would appear the 2004 date may be incorrect.
I read your email to my son and he was thrilled to learn of the positive steps you are taking. It is the first opportunity he has had to hear from someone of a similar age and the same gender. As you are no doubt aware the majority of sufferers are women and he has found it difficult to relate to those who are dealing with the disease back here in Australia.
Thank you for your advice. We will continue to educate ourselves and explore every opportunity that presents itself. We will follow your progress and we wish you the very best outcome from the treatment. Faith and conviction are very powerful allies.
Hopefully Scott's vision will improve enough soon to allow him to contact you directly. Thank you again for responding. Your words have given my son a huge lift.
Our thoughts will be with you. Take care.
12:39 pm (1 hour ago)
Mar 21, 2007 12:39 PM
Re: Fw: MS Article
I found this article, thought you might like to read it.
Growth Factor Could Spur Eye Repair
May 15, 2006 08:47:01 PM PST
MONDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- A naturally occurring, previously unrecognized growth factor called oncomodulin stimulates regeneration in injured nerves of the eye, a new study finds.
The finding could lead to new ways to treat blindness caused by optic nerve damage and even injuries of the spinal cord and brain.
Oncomodulin stimulates growth of injured nerve fibers (axons) in the central nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord and eyes. Under normal circumstances, most axons in the central nervous system cannot regrow once they've been damaged.
But researchers at Children's Hospital Boston said that they had added oncomodulin to retinal nerve cells in a Petri dish and found that axon growth nearly doubled. The team then tested the growth factor in rats with optic nerve injury. They found a 5- to 7-fold increase in axon growth when oncomodulin was given along with a drug that helps cells respond to the growth factor.
The scientists also showed that oncomodulin switches on a number of genes associated with axon growth. The Boston team now plans to test whether the growth factor also works on the types of brain cells that would be potential targets in treating stroke and spinal cord injury.
The findings appeared in the May 14 online edition of Nature Neuroscience .
The study received funding from Boston Life Sciences Inc., which has licensed the oncomodulin technology.
I can relate to the vision problems too. This treatment in China offers hope to those who have vision issues. NOW, it is not a cure. But it is a huge advancement. Also, I hate medications. They have their place in this world, but they are over used, and still a foreign matter to our systems. It is so frustrating, I know that being an advocate for StemCellsChina.com will eventually make me butt heads with the mult-billion dollar pharmacutical companies. BUT, I can't ignor something I believe in. As soon as I find an Australian Leaizon or at least someone who can be in direct contact with you, I will do my best to get someone in contact. But, don't forget. I have not been through the treatment yet, and I do not work for this company. I just write what my heart tells me to. I hope that is enough for you. Pray that the money is raised, and that I can have some of the burden off my back.