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The Nova Cells Lifestyle

Ethical stem cells only: placental, umbilical cord, Wharton’s Jelly, bone marrow

Safety: Top notch.

Efficacy: Well established.

Pricing: Below market. No middlemen, marketers, brokers or PR people.

Contracted facilities: modern high-tech hospital near the US-Mexico border. Safe, secure.

NCIM doctor holding patient

Contracted healthcare professionals: MDs and RNs. MDs include internists, diagnosticians, traumatologists, and board certified specialists.

Stem cell treatments: Done mostly by intravenous (IV) means but intrathecal and local injections done if needed/required.

Unique to NCIM: Donor immune cell therapy for cancer; stem cell homing compound “The Beacon Factor“; others.

Support: Pre- and post- treatment support and follow-up.

NCInfodesk@gmail.com, 1-562-916-3410 (US information desk)

Pandemic impact: costs for everything going up BUT NOT AT NCIM

The Covid-19 pandemic definitely impacted travel into and out of Mexico which kept many sick & ailing people from being able to get to NCIM’s hospital for treatment. This has begun to ease up as scientifically validated prevention & detection measures have become widely available (including over-the-counter ones) and MDs across the world have zeroed in on drugs & therapies that keep Covid-19 infected people from landing in ICU or worse. Once approved vaccines go into widespread use in the US, Canada, Mexico, in the EU and beyond, it is expected that international travel will loosen up even more.

What probably will not change quickly is the pandemic-fueled economic downturn in most nations. Many experts expected housing prices and some aspects of medical care to go down but it has not. In fact, In the US these have gone up. With so many people across the world paying more for…well….just about everything under the sun, NCIM has not only been able to maintain its pre-pandemic pricing structure but also to get generous patrons to help reduce the cost of treatment for some patients.

Those interested in learning more should email NCIM at NCInfodesk@gmail.com or call the NCIM US information desk at 1-562-916-3410.

Email Updates from Dani Smith’s Mum (Spina Bifida)

NCIMWhat follows below are 2 emails* sent to Nova Cell Institute by the mother of Danielle “Dani” Smith, a little girl with spina bifida who has been the subject of 2 prior blog entries on this website:

Many “giant steps” for Dani

“Dani Smith Walks” – You Tube Video update

Continue reading Email Updates from Dani Smith’s Mum (Spina Bifida)

Many “giant steps” for Dani

NCIM N SIGN - JULY  2013Danielle “Dani” Smith was born in September 2006 with spina bifida in which her spinal cord did not completely form and resulted in partial paralysis from the waist down (Myelomeningocele). Since then this brave little girl has had five major operations including one to place her spinal cord back in her body, three brain surgeries, and double eye surgery. She then did two stem cell treatments and has undergone lots of physical therapy. And, during June 2013 she was treated in Mexico by Nova Cells using primed stem cells and its Beacon Factor. This treatment and Dani’s responses are reflected in this news release from October 2013: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/pdf/2013/10/05/press_release_364003.pdf

Dani has made many gains during the year since that news release was published including, most recently, something captured by her mother in a short video. This clip was inserted in an animated video which can be accessed by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUBvyFt0Vm4#t=109 or click the screen image below,

 

 

Facebook video & written update by Kara Underwood on her son, Bryson

Kara Underwood

Walking on the treadmill for the first time in his life! He’s in a harnessing system and only has braces from the knees down! We were told he would NEVER in his lifetime do this! All I have to say to every doctor that said NO and he CAN’T and he NEVER WILL is this…….we serve an awesome mighty God who says my son WILL WALK! He promises healing to all who ask for it as we receive it for our son in the name of Jesus!

Tatyana Kushniryuk shares wonderful news about her son Rowan’s response to treatment (Spina Bifida)

2014-03-19 14.28.35My son Roman was born with Spina Bifida in 2010. He is a L4-L5 level which means he cannot void on his own and does not have bowel control. His legs were very weak and he could not walk independently until he was 2.5 years old. He was able to hold on to a walker and push it slowly but the big change came after stem cells. He received his first stem cell treatment in China, and in Mexico twice since then. The latest change was from Mexico.

We arrived to San Diego a few days before treatment and checked into our hotel downtown. The next few days we spent exploring the city and taking a trip to the San Diego SeaWorld courtesy of Warrior Families Beating Spina Bifida Foundation. Roman really enjoyed that trip because he got to see the sea lions and pet the little sharks. He was not as excited about Shamu as I was.

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The next day we were escorted to Mexico across the border by NCIM staff. They were really great and picked us up in their car and drove us to the hospital. The staff greeted us as we registered in as patients, signed some papers and answered questions about his blood type etc. I can understand how some people may be cautious signing things and giving consent to doctors in a different country but since I knew NCIM people from our previous trip to Mexico, I was at ease.

The doctors and nurses were very accommodating and made sure we were comfortable with our room and the procedure. It was much faster than I remember it the first time. The anesthesiologist and doctors talked about how they would only put him to sleep for a very short time and not keep him under sedation when not necessary. They had performed the spinal taps many times and knew their jobs very well. I felt confident in their care and did not have second thoughts about the procedure. I only wish that Roman cooperated as well as I thought he would. He did not like the taste of versed (the relaxing serum before procedures) so we opted to take him without it to the procedure room. The hospital has the coolest stair case that has a slide like side so they can transport people in a wheelchair up and down the twisty ramps.

During the procedure,  I went to eat at a local place so that I would not be nervous and we hurried back because Roman was not going to be in the procedure very long. After we came back, Roman was not awake yet but was brought in soon after. He did great; there was no pain in his back or the IV. He was a bit freaked out thinking that the procedure was just beginning after looking at his IV. It took a while to convince him that we are all done.

After about half an hour, he began eating everything, and I mean everything he could get his hands on. The Jell-O, the rice, the juice, the fruit cup. We had asked for refills. He was feeling really great; He said “Is this Mexico? I like Mexico”…while he’s eating and watching Netflix on our laptop. (by the way, Wi-Fi works there and I would take a laptop with Netflix if you have it.)

We had a great experience and soon after we left back across the border to our hotel room. We stopped on the way while NCIM staff treated us to some local cuisine of ice cream, then sandwiches while walking around the outside mall.

Since the trip we have noticed Roman waking up in the middle of the night saying he feels his butt more and that he has to go pee. One day after about 1.5 months he had a wet diaper. He has never had a wet diaper in 6 years! Since then his recurrent infections suddenly stopped and he has been having more strength in his legs to run and walk without his AFO shoes. I am excited seeing these results they are truly worth it! The peeing is becoming more consistent and we are seeing good results in his muscle strength as well.

I encourage anyone that wants to give their kiddo a chance to improve their life to take a chance and make this trip happen.

Tatyana Kushniryuk

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VIDEO UPDATE: Bryson Chailer walking without braces!

Kara Underwood posted this video of her son, Bryson, walking without braces to You Tube on Thursday, 7-24-2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIr5DJygq6k&feature=youtu.be

Bryson Chailer has some a long way thanks to faith, therapy and, yes, stem cell medicine! 

If you are not acquainted with Bryson’s story here is a link to an earlier Nova Cells Institute blog entry that contains information, links, photos and more: http://ncimx.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/bryson-chailer-rapid-impressive-improvements-in-child-with-spina-bifida/

Bryson & Kara

Photo of Bryson with his Mum, Kara Underwood, taken during December 2013