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  • Paralyzed man back on his feet after embryonic stem cell therapy

    http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content...eech_folo.html

    'Unbelievable': Paralyzed man back on his feet after embryonic stem cell therapy


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    By MELINDA MAWDSLEY
    The Daily Sentinel

    Monday, April 28, 2008

    Rusty Leech was trying to tighten his abdominal muscles while lifting weights at St. Mary’s Life Center earlier this month, when he had “a weird sensation” near his stomach.

    “I felt the waistband of my pants,” Leech said.

    Normally, people feeling their pants around their waist is not noteworthy.

    But Rusty is a paraplegic and had not felt pants on his body for more than nine years.

    The recently acquired ability to feel his waist is one in a series of physical breakthroughs Rusty has made in the months since The Daily Sentinel’s December stories about him. Rusty attributes each newfound feeling to embryonic stem cell therapy.

    In December, Rusty and his wife Kathy, both 50, landed in Delhi, India, with the hope that nearly $35,000, two months of physical therapy and embryonic stem cell injections would enable Rusty to feel something below his waist again.

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    Im sorry but this stuff upsets me to see people wright this because this is not anything you couldn't have done on your own with good therapy and it's just false hope.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by atvnut
      Im sorry but this stuff upsets me to see people wright this because this is not anything you couldn't have done on your own with good therapy and it's just false hope.

      What are you talking about? Good therapy won't bring back sensation. it is ancedotal but you can't write off sensation return as good therapy especially after 9 years...

      I haven't looked into the details of the story but on the exterior it looks interesting...

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      • #4
        Not another one of "those" stories.

        No offense KBK.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Schmeky
          Not another one of "those" stories.

          No offense KBK.
          I want to keep on reading about "those" stories. KEEP posting.
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          • #6
            I was talking about the fact that he is walking with kafo and notthe sensation if indeed he did get sensation back , I have seen what good therapy can do for you and right now none of this stuff is proven to work , I do believe that someday it will but at the momment therapy is the only way safely to better yourself

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eks
              I want to keep on reading about "those" stories. KEEP posting.
              The only problem with such stories is the uneducated read them and figure we could walk too, if only we'd try and quit being lazy. And then there are the ones that start saving up their money, because if this guy can feel his waistband, THEY will def be healed completely.

              But yeah, by all means, keep posting. Don't be surprised when ppl yell BS, but of course keep posting.
              Last edited by betheny; 04-29-2008, 02:44 PM.
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              • #8
                look I don't want too dash any ones hopes I do believe we are headed in the right direction just right now i'm not sure I would be standing in line to have this done and know one ever wants to talks about the people who have lost sensation and function from doing these therapies. For me it is upsetting to see headings that make claims that a paralyzed man walks from a therapy when he could have done this on his on with good training , if he did get sensation back from it that is great but don't make claims that he walked in kafo from it was my point of view.

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                • #9
                  not my headline , I just copied what I found in the paper and shared. Like many of you here, I have a child who cant walk. He is not injured, but has a neuromuscular disease and I look for hope here. Stories like these whether true or not are important for people to read and discuss. If no one shares their story, how would anyone know what is really a cure or a step towards cure and what is BS ?

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                  • #10
                    The most interesting part of this story to me is that this man had been paralyzed for 9 years. It appears that any recovery and the return after 9 years would indeed by due to the stem cell transplant, and not therapy. This is indeed hopeful. It is too bad that GB and crew more or less have stopped stem cell research for 8 years and we are not reading about the therapy being applied in the U.S. Kudos to India!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KBK
                      not my headline , I just copied what I found in the paper and shared. Like many of you here, I have a child who cant walk. He is not injured, but has a neuromuscular disease and I look for hope here. Stories like these whether true or not are important for people to read and discuss. If no one shares their story, how would anyone know what is really a cure or a step towards cure and what is BS ?
                      I agree KBK , we only benefit from the experience of people who attempt these therapies . I would like this guy to get on cc and share some more of his story.
                      "ELE" ~ Jackie Moon

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                      • #12
                        KBK,
                        Thanks for posting the link! Hope you and your son are doing well.

                        https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KBK
                          If no one shares their story, how would anyone know what is really a cure or a step towards cure and what is BS ?
                          Rigorous advocacy and funding is the path to a restorative therapy.

                          There was a paralyzed Korean woman who supposedly walked again
                          after 20 years. Where is she now and what happened to that
                          treatment?

                          The reason why people jump on these treatments is because they
                          hear about people "walking again". How come we never hear about
                          bodily functions being restored? If you regained real limb function,
                          wouldn't you also regain bowel or bladder functions?

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the article. But if the world medical community isn't trumpeting the story, with multiple interviews of specialists and videos of the person who has recovered motor or sensory abilities both before and after, then to most it has not much impact. These stories have been around for years, decades, and people still go trundling off to foreign countries to get experimental stem cell treatments, without fully understanding what type of stem cells are being used, and what other protocols might be in play.

                            Notice nothing about the procedure will be published for peer review and duplication, according to the article, because the doctor involved says, "Shroff hasn’t publicized her procedures because she is seeking a patent for her therapy in many countries across the globe, including the United States..."

                            I'll admit, if I thought in my own mind that there was a therapy in India or Russia or Uzbhekistan, that actually restored sensory and motor ability to the paralyzed, I'd be there in a heartbeat. I've saved money for that possibility for years. But I wouldn't even buy gas to make it to the airport until I'd consulted Dr Wise and other specialists, intensely. If they gave it a better than 50-50 shot, I'd go.

                            But a cure for SCI won't be hidden away in a second page story in some obscure newspaper, if it were the real thing. People of the likes of Wise Young and his cohorts would be telling us, yeah, this is the real freaking deal. And sadly, they might very well be saying that right this minute if George Bush hadn't been selected POTUS in the year 2000.

                            Best of luck to your son, KBK, and to your family. And thanks for posting, to me every little bit of hope helps.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rdf
                              Thanks for the article. But if the world medical community isn't trumpeting the story, with multiple interviews of specialists and videos of the person who has recovered motor or sensory abilities both before and after, then to most it has not much impact. These stories have been around for years, decades, and people still go trundling off to foreign countries to get experimental stem cell treatments, without fully understanding what type of stem cells are being used, and what other protocols might be in play.

                              Notice nothing about the procedure will be published for peer review and duplication, according to the article, because the doctor involved says, "Shroff hasn’t publicized her procedures because she is seeking a patent for her therapy in many countries across the globe, including the United States..."

                              I'll admit, if I thought in my own mind that there was a therapy in India or Russia or Uzbhekistan, that actually restored sensory and motor ability to the paralyzed, I'd be there in a heartbeat. I've saved money for that possibility for years. But I wouldn't even buy gas to make it to the airport until I'd consulted Dr Wise and other specialists, intensely. If they gave it a better than 50-50 shot, I'd go.

                              But a cure for SCI won't be hidden away in a second page story in some obscure newspaper, if it were the real thing. People of the likes of Wise Young and his cohorts would be telling us, yeah, this is the real freaking deal. And sadly, they might very well be saying that right this minute if George Bush hadn't been selected POTUS in the year 2000.

                              Best of luck to your son, KBK, and to your family. And thanks for posting, to me every little bit of hope helps.

                              Never say die: /forum/showthread.php?t=99292


                              i hear what your layin down here , but are we to belive this 9 yr post para , is just full of shit , not only him but his wife also. why can't we say that there is something here something worth paying attention to .
                              "ELE" ~ Jackie Moon

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