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Video: Little boy with spina bifida is now moving the toes on both his feet

Rikky Foresman is a little boy with spina bifida who had his first stem cell treatment with Nova Cells Institute during early 2014. Last month (March 2016) he underwent another treatment with laboratory primed umbilical cord stem cells and NCIM’s unique & proprietary “Beacon Factor”. It has now been less than 3 weeks since Rikky’s treatment, and on March 29 (2016) his father posted a video of the boy moving the toes on both his feet on the family’s “Blazin’ for Rikky” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlazinforRikky/?fref=nf

It should also be noted that Rikky began feeling temperature changes in his legs and feet the very next day following his treatment (while at the beach).

 FORESMAN video - late March 2016

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This link is to past stories on Rikky that have been posted on this website:

The Rikky Foresman saga continues: “Rikky is standing!”

Blazin for Rikky – March 3, 2014

https://www.facebook.com/BlazinforRikky

Rikky is standing!!!

Rikky is standing - March 3 2014

READ MORE ON RIKKY FORESMAN AT http://ncimx.wordpress.com/?s=Foresman 

Rikky Foresman spina bifida stem cell saga continues: 1-24-2014 – no longer needs a catheter to void urine!

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!!!!!!
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The Rikky Foresman stem cell story gathers steam: Williamsport, Pa. Sun Gazette article

ARTICLE ON RIKKY - SUN GAZETTE - 1-16-2014‘Blazin’ a trail’

Dad: Son develops feeling, increased motion in his legs after stem cell therapy

January 16, 2014
By RASHELLE CAREY (rcarey@sungazette.com), Williamsport Sun-Gazette

http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/601595.html

QUOTE FROM RASHELE CAREY’S ARTICLE

Tuesday was the first day I’ve seen Rikky (since the procedure),” said Denise Lorson, Rikky’s physical therapist at the Children’s Development Center. “I noticed his legs were not as contracted and he was straighter at the knees. He has increased sensation in the legs and feet and he could tell which foot I was touching.”

Lorson also said Rikky has more voluntary motion in his legs.

“Before, when Rikky would stand in his walker, he would stand with both of his feet together,” she said. “His muscles were so tight, his feet would be on top of each other.”

On Tuesday, Rikky was able to lift his feet while standing so that they weren’t crossed.

“I truly was very very impressed,” Lorson said. “The fact that he is able to have feeling will help him to not get infections, to know when something is hurt or know when he has a scratch before it could get infected.”