Brandon Weiss, 14 year old male with an incomplete spinal cord injury

NOVADuring May 2013 Brandon Weiss suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury during a surgery to correct scoliosis, a medical condition in which the spine is curved from side-to-side. Following this procedure Brandon slowly gained strength but even so his parents wanted more for him.

On 9-3-2012 young Brandon had a Nova Cell’s treatment using primed adult (nonembryonic) stem cells.  On October 26 his mother, Michelle, shared this with NCIM:

“Brandon has reported involuntary leg movements like kicks and jerks throughout the day over the last couple of weeks here and there, nothing regular.  Brandon got his braces on and stood perfectly for over an hour with no support and no need for constant nagging to stay upright in proper position! This is definitely a new change from 6 months ago.  We tried it again the next night and he did not do nearly as well, but he was sleepy and in a mood. Brandon’s handwriting has gotten MUCH MUCH better recently. Brandon’s writing is now legible and small and neat. I am VERY happy with that!!!”

On 12-8-2012 Michelle sent an email to NCIM stating that….

“His handwriting is much better, the school said about 3 grades better! Brandon was evaluated for PT (Physical Therapy) in September right when we got back from Mexico. We did not start therapy until last week and the therapist said we surpassed the goals of the evaluation by a long shot and that he is MUCH better just in the 3 months since the evaluation!!!”

She added:

“The therapist said Brandon’s braces are way too big and bulky and they want him to get a lumbar brace for his lumbar scoliosis that is forming. She said after we get new braces and he is all set with positioning, he is going to really blossom in therapy! I am really excited for him.”

And, on 5-16-2013, Michelle shared this with NCIM:

“Brandon has more gains. He has gained more strength and definitely more fine motor movement.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWant to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues in children and adults? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

Samantha Stiles benefits greatly from NCIM stem cell treatment

JOY - FREE MOREGUEFILE IMAGESamantha “Sammie” Stiles, age 3 at the time of her treatment for spina bifida on 7-4-2012

Little Samantha came to NCIM wearing braces and using crutches to get about which made it possible for her to walk albeit with great difficulty.

In the months following her treatment by NCIM doctors using primed stem cells Samantha’s mother Jennifer reported she is walking more independently and appears to have gained strength in her legs. She added that Samantha “..walks often holding onto my hand or her little toy cart which she was not strong enough to do, she has a lot more confidence. I feel like she has gained sensation further down her legs. She says she can feel her great toes and she tells me she has to go to the bathroom more often like she has gained some sort of feeling. We have had to move her crutches up 3 notches because she has grown taller. I haven’t noticed any more ankle strength but more muscle tone and strength in her legs and now is standing taller & straighter with more confidence without her braces”.

More recently, Jennifer Stiles wrote NCIM that Samantha is has been getting ever stronger and as-a-result does not use her crutches at all anymore and  is now walking and dancing all over the place using only her little braces. The Stile family are hoping that Samantha will be able get rid of her braces in the near future.

View this video of Samantha walking independently (note the huge grin)
Samantha’s video

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWant to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues in children and adults? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

John P. Roberts: Another spinal cord injury turnaround

Wheelchair photo - MSJohn P. Roberts, 54 year old male from the USA with spinal cord injury (Quadriplegic)

John’s medical troubles began in 2010 with “feeling downright lousy”, the cause of which proved mystifying and hard-to-pinpoint for his regular doctors. After two months of feeling crappy he became so ill that his wife insisted on taking him to a local hospital. After various tests the hospital doctors came up with a diagnosis: John had an infection in various parts of his body including his neck bones. They proceeded to treat him with powerful antibiotics and also scraped the infected material from the vertebrae in his neck and various other places. This process helped eliminate John’s infection but, unfortunately, during one of the procedures doctors damaged or cut a nerve in his neck. This left him a quadriplegic who could not move his legs or arms or fingers. In addition, his left leg was permanently bent at the knee which meant he could only sleep comfortable on his side.

During late July 2012 John went to Mexico where he was treated with Nova Cell Institute of Mexico’s (NCIM) proprietary Beacon Factor and then primed adult (nonembryonic) stem cells.      

Within 13 days following his treatment John was able to straighten out his perpetually bent left leg. He also began feeling tingling in his fingers.

By day 20 post-treatment John could flex his left leg and a few weeks later found he could lift one of his arms and touch his nose.

On October 7 (2012) while sitting in the passenger seat of his car he grabbed a tissue and wiped something from the top of his right arm with his left hand!

His wife reports that “His gains are holding up” and they are seeing more of them. Physical therapy sessions are reinforcing John’s restored bodily functioning and helping building up his strength.

Lately John has found that he can stand up more and more by himself while holding on to something and is even taking what his wife calls “baby steps”.

Naturally, NCIM doctors and staff joins with John and his wife in celebrating his regained functioning and anticipates that he will make additional gains in the months to come.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWant to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues in children and adults? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.