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Central sleep apnea episodes fall from 66 per night to 7 in Ryan Neighbors, reports mom (Shelly)

Ryan Neighbors - 1 of 4 - January 2014IN A FEB. 10 2014 EMAIL TO GRACE AT NOVA CELLS INSTITUTE, SHELLY NEIGHBORS SHARED THIS EXCITING NEWS ABOUT HER DAUGHTER RYAN: 

I have so much to tell you and show you!

Ryan is moving her legs on her own CONTROLLED!! We’re not walking – but this is a step in the right direction.

Not only that – but she recently had a sleep study to check on her central sleep apnea. Before stem cells, she was having 66 episodes per night. After we Only had 7! They are thinking about taking her off her oxygen!

We hope to see you all again before this fall. I have videos to send but I’m at the gym. I send them when I get home. We love you and hope all is well.

Xoxo
Shelly Neighbors

CHECK OUT THESE PRIOR BLOG ENTRIES ON RYAN: http://ncimx.wordpress.com/?s=Ryan

Epilepsy turnaround for an angel (Angel Sosa)

Angel Sosa is 4 years old and has not exactly had an easy ride in life. Born to loving parents and a large family he entered this world saddled with lots of neurological  and physical challenges. Among them:  Infantile spasms, a  difficult-to-treat form of childhood-onset epilepsy called Lennox–Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or simply Lennox syndrome, and developmental delays. According to his loving Mum, Monique, he was ““having 10 clusters of 10-11 seizures lasting six (6) minutes each day and was having ten tonic seizures a day sometimes lasting up to 3 minutes without breathing.”

As you might expect little Angel’s early life was spent seeing doctors and therapists and taking drugs to control his epilepsy (Three currently: Felbamate, Valproic acid, and Zonisemide). Naturally, his parents kept an eye on the news and the Web for any medical advances that might offer any hope of remediating their son’s intractable epilepsy and other challenges. With the advent and growth of adult (nonembryonic) stem cell treatment programs outside the US they saw evidence that perhaps some form of stem cell therapy could help their little boy. As they sorted through the various private stem cell medicine operations abroad they came across accounts of the many turnarounds in children effected by Nova Cell’s primed stem cell treatments and intravenous use of its proprietary Beacon Factor. This encouraged Monique to reach out to NCIM patient educator & care facilitator, Grace (Ph.D. candidate), by phone. Grace then walked her through what NCIM doctors and scientists had accomplished and documented in treated patients and then ably tackled all her questions and concerns. Satisfied with what she had learned, the Sosa’s, enrolled their son in the NCIM treatment program and read the patient handbook (This link is to the abridged version of NCIM’s patient handbook. Those who wish to access the full version must register). Later, on the heels of Angel’s approval for treatment by NCIM physicians including a pediatric neurologist, she and her husband booked him for care on 6 February (2014).

When the “big day” arrived for Angel, Grace noted this about the little boy:

While waiting for his treatment Angel was very stiff and somewhat arching backward. His eyes were moving around the room randomly and, though he would look at you if you called his name after a couple of times, he did so only for a split second and it seemed that he saw right through you. His mom had to give him his dose of medications because he was getting a little more stiff and she knew they were wearing off.

Angel SosaAngel was then given primed umbilical cord stem cells and the Beacon Factor. Grace noted this at the time:

About an hour after his stem cell treatment Angel’s mom mentioned to us that both she and his father were impressed with how relaxed Angel is including his normally stiff legs. As the attending physician was checking him in recovery Angel did something amazing: He fixed his gaze on him for about 5 seconds. The doctor was both amazed and incredulous. Then Angel’s father said ‘Oh yea, he already has focused  his gaze on his mom and I.’  Within an hour Angel was already aware of his surroundings and the people around him.

In addition, Angel’s legs which were normally ice cold were now pink and warm and remained so.

After Angel got home and settled in Monique shared this with Grace by phone and later by email:

The Thursday morning of his stem cell treatment he had 3 tonic seizures and then after stem cells no more seizures till late Sunday night he had 2 small quick seizures. All this week he’s only had 3 seizures! And no big seizures at all! No more 6 minute clusters 🙂

In therapy his therapists have noticed improvements already! He feels so much stronger! He is tolerating standing a little more and one of his therapists noticed he was using the muscles on his arm and shoulders. Everyone has noticed that he’s more alert and happy and has more energy! On Tuesday he looked at me and smiled Mind you, he has never smiled for no reason.

Monique added that Angel’s three (3) year old sister was super excited by the fact her brother was following her all over the place with his eyes, something she instinctively regarded as a form of playing with her.

She concluded with this:

Thank you NOVA!!! I’m so excited about seeing more gains with my angel! Thank you Grace and Abel!

The Sosa’s have set up a  Facebook page for Angel which is at https://www.facebook.com/angel.sosa.52?fref=ts. This page contains photos, videos, posts and more.

CHECK OUT THIS EXCITING UPDATE POSTED ON ANGEL SOSA’S FACEBOOK PAGE (3-3-2014):

Since having done stem cells February 6, angel went 24 days without a Tonic seizure!! Before stem cells he was having them everyday 2-4 a day. It only lasted a couple seconds and recovered great afterwards. And with the cluster of infantile spasms some days it seems like there’s none and other days he will have 1-2 maybe lasting only a couple seconds and before he was having 2-4 clusters a day lasting 6-10 mins everyday!! I have also completely weaned him off zonegran his last dose was February 28. So now he’s only on 2 meds depakote and felbamate.

GRACE - CLOSE UPWant 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 Grace by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

Do you believe in miracles? If not, read this!

Little Rikky could not feel anything below his knees but started doing so in the first few hours following his Nova Cells treatment! 

POSTED BY RIKKY’S FOLKS ON THEIR LITTLE BOY’S FACEBOOK PAGE ON 1-8-2014 (Link further down below)

Check it out! Rikky had no feeling below his knees prior to the treatment! This is 30 minutes after he came out of the O.R. and we will see results for 6-8 MONTHS!

If you didn’t believe it before when we said it was going work then watch this!!!

CLICK PHOTO TO WATCH THE VIDEO (RIKKY’S FACEBOOK PAGE)

I just want to scream from the freaking rooftops, I am so full of joy and thankfulness! It  exceded whatever I imagined to happen, just seeing hime moving his left leg is giving me chills over and over and over and over again! AND HIS LEGS ARE LOOSEY GOOSEY!EVEN MORE THAN AFTER THERAPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And posted tonight (1-8-2014) from SEAWORLD in San Diego at around 7 pm Pacific Time:

“FEEL MY LEGS, DAD”. So we are sitting watching the dolphin show and Rikky says this because he has shorts on and it’s a little chilly (we all have shorts on btw). He NEVER felt his lower legs before!

And posted to Rikky’s Facebook page on 1-14-2014:

Blazin for Rikky

Went to Rikky’s PT she is amazed at Rikky’s progress from the stem cells! She says it is unbelievable and she is going to write a letter that says how the stem cells worked so well on Rikky. She has been his PT since he was 2 months old, and she has been a PT for over 30 years. She is quite amazed! This makes me quite joyous because she validates what I have been seeing and I know now that I am not imagining things! This is only ONE WEEK after treatment, we will still have progress for 6 MONTHS!! This is so wonderful! Grace and Abel are angels!!! I am so glad we decided to do this! I hope more people will see this progress with Rikky and get this for their kids too! I highly recommend NOVA CELLS INSTITUTE!!! THEY HAVE CHANGED OUR LIVES!!!!!!

POSTED ON 1-24-2014 ON RIKKY’S FACEBOOK PAGE:

Blazin for Rikky

OK, we seriously just went to ER because I haven’t been able to get a catheter in. The ER dr says he is voiding on his own and does not need to be cathed so call his uro Dr and get the tests done to be sure, but he is completely voiding ON HIS OWN!!!!!!

Check out Rikky’s FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/BlazinforRikky (Videos, posts, comments & more)

 

                  

Update on Ryan Neighbors by her Mum, Shelly (Includes a link to a recent video of Ryan and 4 photos)

New video of Ryan standing ALMOST all on her own:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202462548192683&l=1269382276310712012

We are starting fundraising again this weekend. and our goal is to be back (to Nova Cells) by this summer/fall

Ryan’s core strength is MIND BLOWING. She’s breathing so much better and eating all sorts of different foods. She is also writing her name and is able to stabilize her  trunk and balance when in a crawling position and when standing. Her legs aren’t doing as much as we hoped, BUT she has gained so much strength in her core and in other places I never even thought of it helping her legs. I know for a fact we wouldn’t be where we are today without your help and the stem cells. Hopefully a 2nd round will do much more.

We love you guys and can’t wait to see you again.

GOD IS GOOD. Love you guys MUCHO!!!!

Shelly Neighbors

AND IN A FEBRURY 10, 2014 EMAIL SHELLY HAD THIS TO SHARE WITH NCIM’S GRACE:

I have so much to tell you and show you!

Ryan is moving her legs on her own CONTROLLED!! We’re not walking – but this is a step in the right direction.

Not only that – but she recently had a sleep study to check on her central sleep apnea.  Before stem cells, she was having 66 episodes per night. After we Only had 7! They are thinking about taking her off her oxygen!

We hope to see you all again before this fall. I have videos to send but I’m at the gym. I send them when I get home. We love you and hope all is well.

Xoxo

Shelly Neighbors

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Honor Tinsley: Little girl with spina bifida gets feeling in parts of her body that were previously “dead”

FROM THE “WALL OF HONOR” FACEBOOK PAGE CREATED &  MAINTAINED BY HONOR TINSLEY’S MUM:
Honor has gained feeling in her right leg in the thigh and hip area its coming and going but she has felt it multiple times when we are tickling her. She has also felt us tickling her toes off and on we are back home now and just thrilled about all the changes she is experiencing. She also is feeling so good and she’s so much stronger it seems her energy level has skyrocketed and you can just tell she isn’t feeling as much pain. It has been so amazing to be able to touch her places she previously didn’t even know existed on her body and watch her look around and cry trying to figure out where it’s coming from. She feels it! It’s a whole new world for her now. It’s scary for me at the same time, I know she has been living with a broken femur and has escaped the reality of that pain now she must continue to live with it yet may feel some of that pain. Its been amazing to see her be so happy and full of energy. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it…. God is soooo good. Thank you all for your support and kind words we are blessed to have such an amazing support system.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477748105671842&set=a.279573335489321.61900.278496448930343&type=1

2 new videos of little Alejandra (spina bifida) reveal impressive progress!

Nova’s Cells Institute (NCIM) doctors, scientists and other participants in its ever-evolving stem cell medicine program celebrate each and every improvement that surfaces in the people it treats. What follows below are links to 2 videos of little Alejandra which showcase the truly impressive post-treatment progress she has made. These videos were posted to Alejandra’s Facebook page by her Mum whose comments follow the link to each video.

Join NCIM as it celebrates little Alejandra’s ongoing journey to betterment and her recent improvements!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=508529795910803 (2 minutes, 38 seconds)

Antonella’s comment about this video of her daughter, Alejandra: 1 month post stem cells…I so wish I had a video of what she was doing before stem cells because you would not believe this progress…THANK YOU NOVA CELLS, MEXICO!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=508520542578395 (1 minute, 7 seconds)

Antonella’s comment about this video of her daughter, Alejandra This is how she is moving now…only 1 week after stem cells…THANK YOU NOVA CELLS, MEXICO! — at March of Dimes Canada.

 

Celebrating “Spina Bifida Awareness Month” with 2 patient success stories

Nova Cells Institute is celebrating “Spina Bifida Awareness Month” (October) with a  news release showcasing Danielle “Dani” Smith & Alejandra Germanese. Join us in honoring these 2 by going to http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/nova-cells-institute-announces-spina-bifida-advances-364003.php

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/pdf/2013/10/05/press_release_364003.pdf  – PDF version

Abel at lab cabinet

Quotes from mothers of children treated by Nova Cells


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Doing the Math: What sets Nova Cells apart from the “rest of the pack”?

Do you wonder what sets NCIM apart from other stem cell medicine operations? We have summarized the major differences in a simple chart which you can access by clicking the image below or by clicking or keying in http://bit.ly/18Sf87t

 

DOING THE MATH

Ryan Neighbors News Release on “The Shine” (Europe’s largest spina bifida charity)

THE SHINE - 9-30-2013On Sunday an NCIM press release on little Ryan Neighbors appeared on 3 PR services (24-7 Press Releases, Fire PR in the UK, and Free Press Release) and in the handful of hours since has created a bit of a positive stir. For one thing, Europe’s largest spina bifida charity picked up on tweets of the press releases and ran them on their main website at http://paper.li/SHINEUKCharity/1319719408. Many parents of children with spina bifida also picked up on the news release as well and one, Kara Underwood, whose son Bryson benefitted from treatment by NCIM, had this to say about Nova Cells on Facebook (Sunday 9-29-2013):

Best place on the planet for all your stem cell needs! They have the most caring team of patient coordinators and doctors around! Love them all to pieces! They are helping so many have a better quality of life! I praise God for Nova Cells Institute! 

Email Kara at karalinunderwood@gmail.com

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Want to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for spina bifida and other neurological issues? 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.

Blocked blood vessels? Nova Cells has good news concerning reversing it!

If you happen to have PAD or CAD especially an advanced stage (e.g., angina in CAD, severely restricted circulation in PAD), NCIM wants to make you aware of its own advances in this area:

 (1) NCIM’s Beacon Factor given by intravenous means substantially increased the blood flow in both children and adults with impeded circulation including (in adults) blocked blood vessels. It not only did this during the time it was being administered but kept up the better blood flow for weeks and even months afterwards. This, of course, is not a “permanent solution” to PAD or CAD and is not advocated as such. It is, in fact, only used to “get things going”; that is, to improve blood flow short term in order to set the stage for #2 below.

(2) Following a few days of Beacon Factor infusions, patients are given a regimen for reversing arterial blockage; one worked out over many years by one of NCIM’s consulting researchers who first established its ability to reverse arterial plaque in animal models of CAD, and then entrusted it to physicians who utilized it on patients with PAD and CAD, kept track of responses and documented CAD reversal. This regimen has dietary, pharmaceutical and supplement components to it.

For instance, during 2012 the regimen was used by a gentleman with advanced PAD who was wheelchair bound and facing amputation of his lower legs. After 8 months on it this fellow’s MD surgeon declared that his blood flow was such that amputation was “no longer a consideration”.

The NCIM Beacon Factor and special regimen to reverse PAD and CAD is, of course, experimental and as such carries a certain element of risk and is not guaranteed as to outcome. This will be spelled out during the informed consent process.

Each case, of course, requires careful evaluation including a comprehensive records review to determine whether the patient is a suitable candidate for NCIM’s PAD/CAD reversing treatment approach. Those interested in learning more or being evaluated (there is no charge or obligation) should contact NCIM by phone at 1-562-916-3410 from 10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday or by email at NCInfodesk@gmail.com

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Nova Cells Healing Touch – Spina Bifida Edition (2013)

Click this link to access the NOVA CELLS HEALING TOUCH newsletter, Spina Bifida Edition: http://ncimx.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/nova-cells-healing-touch.pdf

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Let’s cut to the quick: Why should you go with NCIM’s stem cell program?

Thousands of people have visited this website as part of “shopping” for a stem cell treatment. Many have chosen to be treated by Nova Cell’s after tallying up what it offers. Here is what they have discovered:

  • Nova Cells Institute of Mexico (NCIM) was founded by doctors, researchers and others who have spent years in the “stem cell industry”, some having been a part of it almost from its beginning.   
  • NCIM’s uses adult not embryonic or fetal stem cells, e.g., stem cells from certifiably disease-free stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood, placental tissues, and Wharton’s Jelly. It also isolates and uses stem cells from patient’s own bone marrow.      
  • NCIM has developed unique, proprietary technology & lab methods that have made it possible to not only to get stem cells to target tissues, but to prime them to respond to chemical cues by becoming specific cell types that promote repair and healing. No other firm anywhere has this.
  • Treatments are done in modern, secure medical facilities in Mexico (Tijuana).
  • NCIM has developed a powerful treatment for advanced cancer, e.g., treating patients with pooled donor granulocytes, which has gotten many cancer sufferers into partial and complete remission. Its doctors and scientists possess a precise protocol for doing this treatment safely, which no other hospital or clinic anywhere has.
  • NCIM’s stem cell-based treatment has proved especially beneficial in people with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
  • NCIM’s contracted medical facilities & labs all enjoy approval by the Mexican equivalent of the FDA.
  • NCIM’s Director of Laboratory Services, Abel Pena, was trained by the head of stem cell research for a major R & D company in southern California.
  • The cost of NCIM’s stem cell treatments are typically far less than other private stem cell treatment operations, not only in Mexico but elsewhere in the world.

Your next step? It’s simple, just click this link and then register: http://www.novacellsinstitute.com/register.html (There is no cost or obligation whatsoever)

You can also get more information or ask questions by calling NCIM’s U.S. information line at 1-562-916-3410 or emailing NCIM at NCInfodesk@gmail.com    

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February 2013 update on Spencer Tomc (spina bifida) by his Mum, Jennifer

Tomc FamilyOn November 13, 2012, we had the privilege of heading back down to Nova Cells Institute in Mexico for another stem cell treatment for our son Spencer.  He has been doing great since the last treatment and we wanted to keep up his progress and see more improvements.  We were excited because this treatment would be new for Spencer in the sense he would be getting stem cell “Beacon (or homing) Factor” which was developed by NCIM’s chief biochemist, Abel Pena.

The day was perfect!  We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and spent the morning by the pool basking in the sunshine and warmth.  Abel and Grace picked us up at the hotel and it was like being reunited with family after more than a year.   We made the trip to Tijuana in record time and got into the hospital where the doctors were waiting for Spencer’s arrival.  Once we checked in, we were settled into our room and Spencer was taken to the OR (Operating Room) for his treatment.  As usual, Abel was in the OR with him which helped him to relax.

Within 30 minutes or less, Spencer came back down and was taken to the recovery room.  The MDs told us the procedure went well and he needed to lay flat for 30 minutes or so.  Spencer was groggy and still wondering when he was going to get his treatment!  We had to explain several times that his treatment was over and that he had received the stem cells.  Within an hour, he was drinking juice and eating small bites of food (mostly Jell-O to feed the stem cells with some sugar).  He generously gave his sherbet to his big brother and proceeded to play video games and watch movies.

By 4:30 pm we were able to get him dressed and ready to leave.  Abel and Grace picked us back up and we headed out for dinner at a local restaurant.  Following dinner, we visited a local shopping mall for a bit of Mexican atmosphere and treats, and then headed back across the border into the US.   Everything went so smoothly – we know God was with us the entire time!

Since the procedure, we have seen so many changes in Spencer from growth spurts to more muscles firing.  His legs are better aligned in his hips – specifically, the muscles in the right leg are firing evenly instead of pulling his right leg outward.  He has started to bend his left knee and wiggles his toes more and it is much easier for him to get to his knees and maintain a kneeling position.  He even told me last week that “he is wiggling his toes” when he usually says “my toes are wiggling”.  The changes we see are new and exciting and seem to be happening with each and every passing day.

We thank God for the knowledge and caring hearts He’s given to Abel and Grace Pena and all the people connected with NCIM.  We are also thankful that we’ve been able to take Spencer for two treatments and can’t wait to see what new things he’s going to do tomorrow and the day after!

Gabe Smith (Spina Bifida): Making rapid progress

My name is Kristin Smith and my 2 ½ year old son, Gabe, has myelomeningocele type spina bifida affecting the L3-L4 region of his spine. He also has a VP shunt in place. When he was 1 ½ years old we took him to China for his first stem cell treatment where he received eight (8) intravenous IV treatments with umbilical cord stem cells along with acupuncture, physical therapy, fire cupping and massage. The cost was $30,000 USD. Prior to this treatment Gabe was unable to use his legs and had low hip movement as well as low sensation and poor blood flow in his legs and feet. Following his treatment he was able to move his hips enough to use an RGO brace (which basically supports his legs and moves them once he initiates movement with his hips) that allows him to walk with a walker. In addition, he had greater sensation to his knees and was able to support himself on his knees while holding onto something. He also experienced more sensation in his penis.

In May 2012 we went to Tijuana, Mexico for his second stem cell treatment with Nova Cells Institute (NCIM). We had heard many wonderful things about this group especially with regard to the rapid results that families were seeing in their spina bifida-afflicted children following treatment with Nova Cell’s primed stem cells. At the same time we also heard many negative things about the north Baja area, as I’m sure most people from the States have, e.g., violence, kidnapping, dirty, dangerous, etc. We went despite the rumors and are so thankful that we did! To our surprise Tijuana is very clean, full of nice people and a lot of uniformed young children walking around and playing after school. We ate in a local restaurant around 8 pm and never for a second felt insecure or in any danger whatsoever. It was the opposite of what we were told by well meaning friends and other who were basically just speculated wildly. We had great food and while waiting to cross the border (back into the US) were able to buy some great souvenirs from the local people who were working hard to support their families.

As for the treatment itself, NCIM’s Grace and Abel picked us up at our hotel in San Diego and were simply the best hosts you could ever hope to find. Once at the clinic, our son did not cry when we handed him to the doctor because Abel was in the OR with him throughout the entire procedure which made him feel totally at ease. The procedure went perfectly and his legs almost immediately warmed up (better blood flow) which made both he and us so very happy. Grace stayed with us during Gabe’s treatment and recovery, comforting us and answering all our questions, and then went with my husband to get some food. Amazingly, after they returned with the food our big boy ate an entire plate of chicken and rice thirty. Hardly (30) minutes had elapsed since his treatment!

Within the first week after Gabe’s treatment we began seeing improvements. Among them:

☺He was able to consistently crawl while pulling his legs underneath himself.

☺He was able to climb up 10 stairs without help, pulling his legs up all by himself.

☺ Also, his therapist realized that he was no longer relying on his RGO to move his legs, but was using his own leg muscles to walk!

All of these gains represented firsts for Gabe, mind you.

Now it has been almost two (2) months since our treatment and he is moving his legs from the knee, and has a lot more strength. He has more sensation further down his legs and is a lot faster and more mobile. Also, he is able to move around during play in ways that he never could before.

I would be remiss if I did not point out the vast difference between Gabe’s treatments in China and then Mexico (Nova Cells): The Chinese stem cell & other treatments took place over many weeks, cost $30K USD, and produced some modest physical improvements. The Nova Cell’s primed stem cell treatment took a single day, cost far less than the Chinese treatment, and produced very impressive improvements in Gabe literally coming out of the gate and continuing to this very day.

To say we are all more than delighted with Nova Cells and the wonderful people who make up the NCIM family is an understatement.

Readers should feel free to contact me at kristinsmith32@gmail.com but please put something in the subject line pertaining to stem cells so I do not think it is spam.

JULY 21, 2012 VIDEO OF GABE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4xsGl926yo&sns=fb (28 seconds)

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS OF GABE CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THIS LINK: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mospina85

REGULAR UPDATES ON GABE’S PROGRESS ARE POSTED TO “GABE WILL WALK” ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/#!/GabeWillWalk?fref=ts (NOTE: You will need a Facebook account to access this community page. If you do not have a Facebook account you can easily set one up by clicking this link https://www.facebook.com/r.php?locale=en_US)

Want 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 Pena by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

Emily Johnson: Ten year old with cerebral palsy turned a corner following her NCIM stem cell treatment

Ten year old Emily Johnson was born 16 weeks premature (weighing in at only 1 lb 6 oz.) and sustained nervous system damage later was manifest as an inability to communicate verbally, problems getting about, and seizures. Her doctors diagnosed her as having cerebral palsy. Like many children with CP Emily benefited from use of a walker and various kinds of therapy. In time her seizures abated and she learned to communicate via a speech device. Her parents, Patrick and Justin, wanted more for Emily, of course. Like most other parents of children with CP they went on a quest for therapies (including novel ones) that might reduce or remediate Emily’s disability and improve or enhance her motor and cognitive functioning. This quest brought them to Nova Cells Institute of Mexico (NCIM) in December 2011 and culminated in Emily’s being treated with pure umbilical cord and Wharton’s Jelly derived stem cells plus “Beacon Factor”, i.e., a proprietary hypoallergenic combination of peptides and cytokines that helps stem cells rapidly home in on and anchor to target tissues (NCIM’s Beacon Factor has been used by NCIM on all types of neurological diseases such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, and Parkinson’s disease with great success).

Emily’s response to her NCIM treatment began 2 months following her treatment and is ably captured in this update from her parents that came in this month (May 2012):

Our daughter Emily had a stem cell treatment through NCIM when she was 10 years old.  We set up everything through (NCIM patient educator and care facilitator) Grace and she was wonderful to us.  She was so attentive and loving and I really felt a bond with her over the phone and felt like I knew her and could really feel her excitement for helping kids!

When we got to San Diego, Grace and (her biochemist husband) Abel picked us up and personally escorted us to Mexico!  Traveling to another country can be a bit overwhelming but they made us feel at ease and we really felt like they cared about our little Emily and they were very thorough in explaining how they get the stem cells and treat them and the desired outcome.

Since the treatment we have seen some wonderful changes in our daughter.  Emily is non-verbal and cannot walk without assistance.  Prior to her stem cell treatment she could not ask for help or communicate her needs effectively even with a speech output device. Now, just 5 months after treatment, she clearly articulates her needs using the device and she has also learned how to use an iPad for communication as well.

She has also shown a new level of maturity.  She has demonstrated through testing that she can read well over 200 words.  She is also able to build sentences and follow along with academic activities using her speech device.  Her temperament has also changed.  She used to break down easily and get very frustrated and she was unable to control her emotions.  Now she seems to be more patient and confident in herself.

We feel that these changes are just the beginning and we are hopeful and excited to see even more good things coming from her treatment!

TO ACCESS A NEWS RELEASE THAT INCLUDES MENTION OF EMILY CLICK THIS LINK OR GO TO http://bit.ly/J9AKQw

Want 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 Pena

Bryson Chailer: Rapid & impressive improvements in child with spina bifida with 2013 blog updates!

I brought my son, Bryson Chailer, to Mexico during April (2012) for his first stem cell treatment and I just wanted to give you an update. First of all, let me say, Grace and Abel Pena are two of the sweetest, most caring, most hospitable people I have ever met. They are genuine and truly care about their patients and made our experience top notch. The Mexican doctor and his team and the nursing staff were all fantastic as well. We were treated professionally and with love and everything was explained to us so we could understand every single step of the entire process. We couldn’t be more impressed and will send people your way because of our wonderful experience with Nova Cells Institute.

Within 48 hours of his treatment I saw changes in Bryson and want to share these with everyone: I noticed right away that he had more energy, which is almost unimaginable, because he was already a little fire ball anyway, but he was wound for sound after the stem cell implantation! I noticed right away that he slept more soundly that night and was not tossing and turning and having interrupted sleep. He slept this way last night as well. Bryson has a vesicostomy due to bladder issues, reflux into his kidneys, and the catheter not working properly. This is temporary and to give his bladder a rest and time to repair and will be reversed. Since he urinates out of the stoma, his diaper is wet only at the top and I noticed the morning after the stem cells, his diaper was wet from top to bottom, which I think means he had been urinating, not only from the stoma, but from his penis as well. His diaper was just saturated all in the front. I noticed this same thing this morning. He pooped in the middle of the night and had not been given any kind of stool softener or enema, which is usually what we have to do to get him to poop. He pooped this morning without any enema also. His appetite has increased tremendously. He is eating more food and more often.

Also, more recently Bryson has begun having movement in his right foot and toes! He has always had movement in his left foot and toes, but never on his right foot and toes (Bryson’s level of spina bifida is at L1-L5, so he is paralyzed from the waist down). Having movement in his feet and toes is astounding! I don’t think he has any sensory or sensation yet, but he definitely has something going on to have movement. He wiggles his toes when I run my nails down the bottom of his feet. He is actually responding to the Babinski’s reflex test, which makes your toes flex outward when stimulated.

These are just the few things I’ve seen in my son since his treatment by NCIM. I will let you know of any other improvements as they happen.

Kara Underwood

You can read more on a blog site set up to showcase Bryson’s story and especially his response to his treatment with adult (nonembryonic) stem cells: http://www.stemcellsforbryson.blogspot.com/

FACEBOOK ENTRIES (2012)

Kara Underwood

5-11-12

Just wanted to share some progress I saw in Bryson last night! I noticed when he was on his tummy, he lifted his right leg off the ground and held it there for quite some time! I was just sitting there watching in amazement! Both of his legs are moving like crazy at night too!

Kara Underwood

5-12-12

My mom and I were at Alco today letting Bryson pick out a toy and when he rides in the shopping cart, his legs usually just hand down and dangle, but he actually straightened his left leg from the dangling, bended position! Mom and I both just looked at each other and I bent it back down and he lifted it again, and again! One happy momma and one happy Nana! Praise God for taking the stem cells right where they need to be! Bryson continues to make progress every single day!

Kara Underwood

5-14-12

Such great news to share!!!! Bryson just went to therapy and the therapist says his left leg is definitely moving and extending by using his quads and hamstrings that are firing! Also, his right hip flexsor is firing! God is making the stem cells work quicker than we could ever even imagine! To God be the glory!

Kara Underwood

5-14-12

Take That Spina Bifida!!!!!

Bryson doing leg lifts. This video was uploaded from an Android phone

Knew I would get a good report from the therapist! It just keeps on getting better! Bryson now has slight firing in his left hip! So, he has active hamstring and quad function in the left leg, now slight firing of the left hip, active firing in the right hip, and movement in both feet and toes! God is so good and thank you Jesus!

Kara Underwood

6-15-12

Update on Bryson since stem cell treatment! WARNING-may contain too many details and too much information! Lol!

Because Bryson has spina bifida, he has what’s called neurogenic bladder and bowel. This means the nerves don’t get signals to the brain to go potty like everyone else, so he has to take stool softeners and laxatives on a daily basis in order to go potty. He is currently refusing to take his meds and I have tried everything and I was at my wits end, so I’ve just left it in God’s hands for the past several days, and without any medication, he has pooped totally on his own, with no stool softener or laxatives! He also felt stomach pains for the first time ever from having diarrhea, which should not happen to someone who is paralyzed from the waist down! This may not sound exciting to most people, but to a mom of a child with spina bifida, this is huge! Go stem cells go! I’ve never thanked Jesus for poop and a stomach ache before, but you bet I am now!!!!!

Kara Underwood

7-1-12

I’m one excited momma right now! Bryson just crawled on his hands and knees for the first time! He crawled 4 big steps before his legs gave way! He has never done anything but army crawl, using his arms, with his legs dragging behind him! He actually crawled on on his hands and knees by sitting on his knees and pulling them forward by using his legs! Yay! My God is so good all the time! Thank you Jesus for your continued healing! Go stem cells go!

Kara Underwood

7-1-12

My little man just crawled on his hands and knees about 6 feet without stopping! Praise God! Can I get a woot woot!

Kara Underwood

 7-2-12

Thanks to God and Nova Cells Institute, Bryson is doing better than ever after his stem cell treatment and he is walking so great in his RGO braces now!

VIDEO: Go Stem Cells Go!!!!

Bryson walking in RGO braces after stem cell treatment. He is getting better and better!

BRYSON CHAILER TO BE SHOWCASED ON RFD-TV‘S “HORSE TALK LIVE“! You can learn more by reading Progress Report and Event Coming Soon! on Bryson’s Blog at http://bit.ly/OuqNfi.

“Bryson’s Story” an 8 minute, 40 second video compilation “showing progress from birth until stem cell treatment in 2012”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqySzJ7smKA&feature=share

Kara Underwood commented on TLC (July 23, 2012)

Praying for Mama! God is still the Great Physician and Healer and the bible says that if you are all believing in total healing, and you are all standing in faith together, your Mama will be healed! Something to think about that will make a huge difference in her quality of like is stem cell treatment. Stem cell transplants are doing phenomenal things for so many diseases today and my son, age 3, who has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down, got stem cell treatment 3 months ago and he is already seeing major results! He is moving his toes, crawling on his hands and knees and is walking in braces with a walker now! He is also off all medications as well! God led us down the path of stem cells for our son and He is making sure those stem cells go right where they need to be in his body and my son is being healed more and more every day! Praise God! God bless your entire family and you are all in my prayers, especially Mama 🙂

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Kara Underwood

 8-20-2012

 Bryson is getting so good at walking in braces with his walker! Miss Elsie is just there for added support and barely has to touch his walker now! He’s doing all the work totally on his own! I am so proud of my little man! We were told Bryson would absolutely NEVER do this and look at him go! Praise God! Nova Cells Institute and their stem cells rock!

LATEST VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yggQiXU_wA&feature=share

Monday, August 20, 2012 – Rural TV Feature on Bryson and Donation Information!

http://stemcellsforbryson.blogspot.com/2012/08/well-night-we-have-all-been-waiting-for.html?spref=fb

LATEST ENTRIES ON BRYSON’S BLOG– 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It’s been so long since I’ve posted and figured it was about time to stop my busy life for about 5 mins to give an update! Shame on me for not taking time until now! Let’s see….. Bryson is still continues to make progress after his stem cell treatment last year and he is walking so great in his RGO braces, using his walker. He’s really become quite the pro at it actually! He still has the vesicostomy in place, but we have been noticing that his bladder capacity seems to be increasing, which is great news. He is crawling on all fours these days and is getting so much stronger and is able to do just about anything. He has a wheelchair now for his main means of getting around, but he tells us that when he gets bigger and is grown up that he will not need his wheelchair because he will be able to stand and walk on his own! We love his positive outlook! He tells his legs, “In the name of Jesus, move legs!” He is commanding that mountain to move just like the bible tells us to! We are very excited to announce that we will be taking Bryson back to Nova Cells Institute in Mexico on April 9th for his second stem cell treatment. We can’t wait to see what results this second round of stem cells brings for him. We will most likely take him to an intensive physical therapy program in another state about 4 to 6 months after the treatment this time. The planning is already in full-swing for the 3rd Annual Barrels for Bryson event and it will be held in September of this year. This one will be even bigger and better than the last one! God has blessed us so much in the past year and we see bright things ahead for our future! We give Him thanks, praise, honor and glory for ALL these blessings and for ALL future blessings! Our faith in God’s healing for Bryson is still as strong as ever and we know God has many great things planned for our sweet baby boy. Bryson is growing up to be a mighty man of God and we know that God will see to it that he prospers in everything he does in life. Reports of more progress to come after the treatment in April, so stay tuned!!!!!

Posted by Kara Underwood

Saturday, August 24, 2013

We have been busy, busy, busy this year! Bryson has made progress by leaps and bounds and he actually starts pre-k on Monday. My goodness, where has the time gone? Our lil guy is growing and getting so big and has been crawling like a champ these days, and I don’t mean army crawling like he used to, I mean crawling on all fours, and he stays on his knees most of the time. This is such progress! He has gotten so much stronger and his balance is improving more and more and his core and lower back are getting stronger as well. He cognitive skills are through the roof! He is so very smart! He continues to walk great in his RGO braces and uses the walker like a pro. The 3rd Annual Barrels 4 Bryson event is just around the corner in September and we are praying for a super turnout so we can purchase a much needed piece of exercise equipment for the house. He needs an exercise bike called the RT-300 that uses e-stim (electric muscle stimulators) for his legs to gain some muscle mass. All the weight bearing in the world and all the stem cells in the world won’t do any good if he doesn’t have the muscles in his legs and hips to support his weight, so he needs this therapy equipment desperately. Of course, nothing is covered by any insurance and it’s quite costly. $26,000 to be exact! Yikes! Please be in agreement with us in asking the Lord to supply our financial needs this year. God has blessed us so much and we know he hears our prayers and we thank Him and glorify Him always! Bryson’s bladder seems to be gaining capacity way more with this stem cell treatment and he sometimes even poops all on his own, without having to do the enema. Yay for pee and poop! Oh, the things that excite and impress a mom of a kid with spina bifida! We are so excited to see what God has in store for Bryson throughout his life. We know for a fact God has healed Bryson and continues to show us His healing more and more every day, as He is placing those stem cells right where they need to be in his body for healing and growing nerves. Bryson can totally lift his left leg all the way in the air and he continues to move his toes and feet. He even pulled his right leg so hard when getting a diaper change that he pulled it right out of my hand! He has so many little twitches and movements that he didn’t have before and it’s so exciting to see these changes. We are about to start hippo therapy (horseback riding) in the fall and after the barrel race, he is going to be getting a new type of therapy called the Anat Baniel Method, which the therapist manually manipulates the muscles to try to re-route signals to the brain to make the legs move. This is gonna be an exciting year with more exciting things to come! The ABM, along with the therapy bike should make significant improvements for Bryson and we can’t wait to witness what God has planned for our little trooper! Bryson never ceases to amaze us with his growth and improvement throughout his short life. He is definitely a mover and a shaker and has big plans. God has used Bryson, our family, and our experiences to help and improve the lives of others and we couldn’t be happier that He chose us in this way. We are so very proud of this brave little boy and we are so glad God chose us to be his parents. Bryson has truly made us better people and has changed our lives for the better in every way. I promise I won’t take so long to report Bryson’s progress next time! Maybe I can get a few things done now that the little toot will be in school 3hrs a day! Lol! Until next time, always remember…….All things can be done through Christ who strengthens us! God bless you and love you!

Posted by Kara Underwood

Friday, October 25, 2013

We are so excited about an upcoming event for Bryson that’s about to get underway! A Mane Event Stallion Auction will be held on Nov. 11-23 and all proceeds will go toward a very expensive piece of medical equipment Bryson needs to build the muscles in his legs so he can have the muscular support needed for weight-bearing and walking. There are some AMAZING stallions up for auction and we are floored by the response we have gotten from the stallion owners who have so generously donated them. The GigerMd is a therapy bicycle that combines mild estim for muscle-building and it costs a whopping $26,000! Yikes! Things like stem cell treatments, alternative therapies, therapy equipment, and things of that nature are not covered by insurance, but are so needed for Bryson’s ability to walk in the future. The 3rd Annual Barrels 4 Bryson event was a huge success and we raised enough money for the $16,000 stem cell treatment he needs and we are so very thankful for everyone who donated and everyone who participated and made that event possible. God has blessed Bryson so much with these fundraisers so he can continue to get the things he needs to make his quality of life better and they help him to achieve his dream of walking one day. We serve an awesome God, don’t we? We would like to thank Dr. Wes Williams for his continued support in the Barrels 4 Bryson event and we want to extend a huge thank you to Erin Kemp, Crystal Nichols, my mom, Kathy Russell, and my niece, Kenzi Pogue for putting this new annual event together for Bryson. We would also like to thank Arron Watson, a very talented song-writer and Texas country artist, for taking notice of this event and generously donating a signed guitar for this auction. Also, for the people who have donated other items for people to bid on. We love you guys! It blows us away at the amount of support everyone has shown, and continues to show, Bryson. He WILL WALK and we thank everyone who has been a part of his journey. We would never be able to afford these things for him without the generous donations of everyone involved in these events. God bless all of you and thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! May God richly bless each of you!

Posted by Kara Underwood

Want 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 Pena by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

First cancer patient ever treated by NCIM in full remission (And still is more than 4 years later – August 2015)

The very first cancer patient to be treated as part of NCIM’s unique treatment program (March 2011) is now in full remission. You can read about the program by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/rpLikU. NCIM’s Grace Pena offered this firsthand account of this man’s course of care and response:

“One 71 year old gentleman with cancer of the prostate, metastasized to the liver and bone was treated almost 8 months ago. When he arrived at NCIM’s contracted hospital he was in a very sad state, i.e., his legs were all swollen, his PSA was in the neighborhood of 650, he had no energy, a deadly yellowish greenish color to his face and was naturally feeling horrible. On top of all this he was in great pain and could not urinate. The doctors first controlled his swelling and drained out 3-4 liters of urine from his bladder. After a week of stabilizing him (he was literally dying), the NCIM immunological treatment program was started. Within three days his face was pinkish and his hands were getting pink. He was eating so well that the staff could not believe it. After the 7th primed donor granulocyte treatment he was walking 1/2 mile around the hospital, and feeling great. He was feeling so good in fact that he decided to return to his home state of Washington to finish up a million dollar real estate deal. NCIM doctors and staff protested wanting him to finish the entire course of therapy but he was adamant about getting home, but promised to return and complete his care once his real estate deal was completed. This he did. By October his US oncologist reported that his PSA is 1.1, his prostate is smaller than a normal 20 year olds, and he could find no cancer at all. Also, his Alkaline Phosphatase level which was about 2,000 during his treatment had dropped to something around 89.”

UPDATE 3-27-2012: Patient #1 is still in full remission.

UPDATE 8-2-2015: Patient #1 is still in full remission!

Click to access NCIM Cancer Treatment Program Brochure 

Spencer Tomc saga continues

If you have not done so please read the “Spencer Tomc” story:  http://bit.ly/n333qh

UPDATE on Spencer sent NCIM on 10-20-2011 from Mrs. (Jennifer) Tomc:

We had an appointment with Spencer’s Neurosurgeon this morning to follow-up on his tethered cord.  His exact words as we were leaving were, “I would chase you away from detethering surgery with a whip.”

Great news for us for sure!  We thank God and each of you for the supplements and therapies and support and information to turn this around for Spencer.  We will continue all of these to continue his healing.