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NCIM has won many battles against advanced & end-stage cancer

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Nova Cells Institute on the air! (Blog Talk Radio)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAblog-talk-radioOn Wednesday, 1-18-2017 Nova Cell’s (NCIM) patient educator & care coordinator, Grace Odgers, PhD cand., was interviewed by Denise Messenger on Blog Talk Radio concerning NCIMs unique stem cell medicine program. You can access an audio of this 42m31s minute interview by clicking the link below.

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October is spina bifida awareness month

october-2016-calendar-templateOctober is spina bifida awareness month http://spinabifidaassociation.org/event/spina-bifida-awareness-month/.

Nova Cells Institute has been treating spina bifida in infants and children for over  five years now using a combination of laboratory primed umbilical cord stem cells and its proprietary “Beacon Factor“.  The results it has documented and reported attests to the power of its treatment approach.

Check this out for yourself by clicking this link and then perusing the many case histories: https://ncimx.wordpress.com/category/spina-bifida/

 

Improvements coming out of the gate for Evie Morgan (3 year old little girl with Spina bifida)

Three year old Evie Morgan has spina bifida and a Facebook page devoted to her journey to betterment at https://www.facebook.com/evieswarriors/. She was treated in Mexico by Nova Cells Institute doctors during April (2016) and soon her Mum, Heather, was emailing NCIM patient care coordinator, Grace Odgers PhD cand., a series of positive reports and video clips.  Heather also made posts to the aforementioned Facebook page — three of which follow further down below.

Evie Morgan - April 2016
Evie in Mexico getting IV infusion

 

On 4-27-16 Heather Morgan sent this email message to NCIM’s Grace Odgers, PhD cand.:

We felt very comfortable in the hospital. The room was very clean and had a private bathroom and sink. The pediatrician, Dr. Sanchez, was amazing and Evie loved her so much. Dr. Sanchez spoke great English and we had no trouble understanding her at all. The nurses were very attentive to whatever it was that Evie needed and Grace was always right there to translate for us if they had questions or we wanted to say something. The procedure was quick and painless. Within 5 minutes of receiving the treatment Evie began moving her toes. In the week and a half since treatment Evie is still able to move her toes on command (prior to treatment Evie only had very little involuntary movement of her toes), she is urinating more on her own and has very increased balance. She is now beginning to walk much longer distances with her canes (before she had a walker). At her next urology appointment we are going to be able to start discussing next steps in seeing how her bladder can fully function without medication. We are very pleased with the results we have seen thus far and can’t wait to see what else Evie is going to do!

 Evie’s Warriors – Posted on April 22, 2016 (Friday)
 

This video was taken 2 days after stem cells. Evie is now able to move her toes on command! Before it was completely involuntary movement. Pardon her sassiness at the beginning 😂 Evie also has incredibly improved balance and is able to walk much longer distances with her canes! ‪#‎evieswarriors‬

EVIE MORGAN - 2 days after SCT treatment - April 2016
Go to Evie’s Warriors Facebook page to watch

 

Evie’s Warriors

April 16 at 5:46pm ·

Evie is showing improvements in her bladder function and abilities since yesterday. We aren’t sure if this is going to be a consistent thing but we are definitely watching now. This is nuts.

Sorry for lack of updates. Everything went perfectly and the treatment is now complete. Within minutes Evie was flexing her right ankle when asked and wiggling all 5 toes. Some of the movement is involuntary right now as the cells are being repaired. We will continue to see results for a few months. Thank you all for supporting our girl! ‪#‎evieswarriors‬

Evie's Warriors's photo.

 

 

Read this before you settle on a stem cell or other treatment or therapy in Mexico or elsewhere

E-MAIL Free MS imageNova Cells Institute (NCIM) often gets emails from people who ask about stem cell and other therapies done elsewhere but which have little chance of turning things around for them. Here are some of these treatments along with comments by NCIM experts:

(1) Subcutaneous injections of stem cells to treat serious neurologic and other health challenges, including cancer. COMMENT: Subcutaneously injected stem cells may stimulate production of nerve growth factor or other compounds, but is an iffy way to stimulate healing or regeneration unless one is treating a problem very close to the injection site. Depending on the target tissue or organ, stem cells given by intravenous, intrathecal or other routes is more likely to have the desired therapeutic effect.

(2)  Nova Cells hears from people who have been told that biochemical signals from injured or diseased tissues will attract infused stem cells. This is true but what they aren’t being told is that these signals fade over time or the injected or infuse stem cells typically do not respond fully to them. COMMENT: Nova Cells director of laboratory services, Dr. Abel Pena, created a nontoxic homing/signal amplification (or “beacon”) compound that stimulates damaged or diseased tissues to send out stronger stem cell attractive signals while simultaneously sensitizing stem cells to recognize and respond to these signals. This compound was dubbed, appropriately enough, the “Beacon Factor” and positively no one has it or anything like it but Nova Cells. You can read more about it by clicking this link.

3) Emails occasionally come in from people saying they have been offered some kind of stem cell or other therapy (for a serious or intractable condition) in Mexico or elsewhere for between $1,000-4,000 USD. COMMENT: The old sayings “If it sounds too good to be true, it is” and “caveat emptor” (Buyer beware) certainly applies here. What NCIM has turned up down through the years (with respect to these “medical blue plate specials”) are instances in which: (a) MDs and others gave patients far fewer cells than claimed. In one particular instance, an office worker in a so-called stem cell clinic reported actually seeing a doctor take a vial labelled as containing 5 million umbilical cord stem cells and placing a small quantity from this into each of ten other vials, then administering these to patients who had paid to get 5 million stem cells each; (b) Patients were given “live cell therapy” (embryonic cells from animals typically lambs) but were told  they were getting human umbilical or other adult stem cells: (c) People with advanced, terminal cancer were given low cost treatments that had worked in lab dish or animal studies but bombed out in well designed & executed studies done in humans.

Doing medicine in Mexico is not cheap contrary to what some people think. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous doctors and clinics that have come up with “cost cutting measures” (like those above) who do a grave disservice to the patients they purport to help.

Abel at lab cabinetNova Cells is able to offer economically priced care, i.e., typically 30% less than other stem cell medicine operations, because it cut out the “middle men”, e.g., professional marketers and public relations people, and was able to get top flight MDs including surgeons on board who believe profits must take a backseat to getting people well. And, its head of laboratory services, Dr. Abel Pena (photo on right), who was trained (in part) by a leading US stem cell biologist, insists on processing & counting all stem cells himself and then priming or programming them (to become cell types that are more likely to effect healing or restoration in a given patient than unprimed stem cells). Dr. Pena personally handles all aspects of stem cell and Beacon Factor processing so as to insure that everything is done to the highest cGMP (manufacturing) standards and the patient is getting exactly what he or she paid for.

SKY BLUE E-BOOK COVER FOR HEROIC MEDICINENova Cells has assembled information on its stem cell medicine program including stem cell priming and its proprietary Beacon Factor in e-book form titled  “Heroic Medicine” which is free at http://www.novacellsinstitute.com/pdf/Heroic%20Medicine.pdf

Stem cell homing = Better clinical outcomes

Stem cell homing makes a big difference in clinical outcomes. Watch this short video to learn more about how Nova Cells pulls this off.  

Nova Cells Institute gets stem cells to target tissues using its Beacon Factor. Learn more by getting our FREE e-book “Heroic Medicine” (Click to download). Read about our successful stem cell treatments for spina bifida, cancer, stroke, dementia, autoimmune diseases, and more. Get your FREE e-book “Heroic Medicine” now!

October is #spinabifidaawareness (Spina Bifida Awareness) month. Nova Cells has a high rate of success with spina bifida.

October is #spinabifidaawareness” (Spina Bifida Awareness) month. If you or someone you love is affected by spina bifida, please read this concerning Nova Cell Institute’s highly successful treatment program for this condition: http://www.novacellsinstitute.com/spina-bifida-stem-cells.html

Rapid improvements in vision, walking, mood & cognition for boy with cerebral palsy treated by Nova Cells

NCIM N SIGN - JULY 2013Linda’s little boy has cerebral palsy and has vision, cognitive and walking issues. Within a week of getting primed stem cells & the nontoxic Beacon Factor by Nova Cells Institute doctors (August 2015), Linda shared this with NCIM’s Grace Odgers, PhD cand. by email (gracepatients@gmail.com):

As you know, my boy has really been struggling for a long time with walking and now after his treatment he just gets up and does it!  Today he was even trying to run about. Also, I see signs his vision has improved too. On top of all this, his temperament is so much better and he is no longer easily frustrated and his ability to focus & take on challenging tasks has improved. For instance, today at therapy he put objects like circles, triangles and stars into the right sorting container which left the staff totally blown away! My husband took in all these leaps forward which left him almost in a state of disbelief!  I wish all the parents of children with CP would get them into treatment with your program. Warmest regards to both you and Dr. Abel, and do watch your email for more progress updates and video clips too of our boy. Love, Linda.

Grace added:

At the hospital, even before we left to take this family back to their hotel in San Diego, the boy was sitting on the floor, then just folded one of his legs and got right up without help from his mom or anyone present. This so amazed the lady that it left her totally wide mouth open. Then at the hotel the boy did it again but this time took about 4 steps and sat down. The mother was simply awed by what was happening.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWant to know more about NCIM and its pioneering treatment program for cerebral palsy (CP), spina bifida and other neurologic conditions? Then grab your phone and call the NCIM U.S. information line at 1-562-916-3410  or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace Odgers, Ph.D. cand., by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

Julia Simpson’s eye, bladder and Parkinson’s symptoms disappeared quickly following Nova Cells treatment

E-MAIL Free MS imageEmailed to Nova Cells:

This is Julia Simpson. I heard about Nova Cells Institute from other patients so I looked them up and checked out their website and testimonials. I am getting on in years being 66 and just feel the weight of the years on me. I have been pretty much healthy all of my life but as the years passed by I acquired more and more little problems which latter turn chronic. I get check-ups, take supplements, but my symptoms persisted.

I have a prolapsed bladder which makes me get up at night at least 2 times sometimes three times. This has been going on for about 6 years.

About 8 years ago a doctor prescribed Calcitonin as a nasal spray to avoid bone loss. I used it for about a month and a half. About a month into it I started to have problems with my right eye. It began tearing during the night and I had pain in it and it was red and irritated. Then headache started on that side. I did not connect this to the nasal spray. For days I had the tearing and redness even during the day and became very sensitive to sunlight. I realized that I was putting the spray in my right nostril, and the right eye was the one giving me a problem. So  I then stopped using it and told my doctor.  The problem is that although it stopped bothering me during the day it has never stopped giving me problems at night if I sleep on the right side, and I still had lots of pain.

I have more or less a lot of energy but I take one or two small naps a day to get reenergized.

One major thing that has been bothering me for the last 6 years is that my right hand is trembling slightly, some times more so when I get stressed. I got very worried about having Parkinson’s. I decided to get a stem cell treatment for rejuvenating my organs and hopefully helping get rid myself of the Parkinson’s like symptoms because although it is not progressing it does not go away and left me very worried about this.

On June 19, 2015 I had my stem cell treatment at NCIM . I was picked up by Abel and Grace who were so nice and professional. They answered all of my questions so I felt at ease and relaxed because I went to Mexico alone.

The city of Tijuana was just around the corner sort of speak. Just 15 minutes from the city of San Diego. The city itself was totally different from what I had imagined. It is a real nice city of 3 million people. They have roundabouts often and lots of statues of heroes, even one of Abraham Lincoln  (planted in the avenue of the heroes). I understand the Lincoln statue serves as a “thumbs up” to American democracy and is a “welcome here” for US tourists. Lots of beautiful tall buildings, many made of all glass, dot the landscape everywhere.  I saw McDonald’s, Costco, Office Max, Office Depot, Walmart, and a Subway Sandwich shop among others.  People were milling about and walking all over the place, kind of like New York. I felt really good about Tijuana and totally safe.

Once I got to the hospital I found the staff incredibly friendly and courteous. Once I got checked in I was assessed by three doctors an internal medicine as well as a neurologist and an anesthesiologist.

The doctors did many tests and then I was infused with the Beacon Factor and got my stem cells by IV and also a percentage by spinal tap. I was not put to sleep for my spinal tap. The MDs just gave me a local anesthesia where the little puncture was made. It didn’t hurt at all. Then I got more Beacon Factor which helps the stem cells seek out damaged tissue. I was there for observation for a few hours then discharged. Abel and Grace then took me to eat at a delicious cafeteria with all kinds of Mexican dishes to choose from. Then was brought back across the border in the US.

About 6 days after my treatment all of a sudden I noticed that my eye no longer was tearing up or hurt any more. I could not believe it and decided to wait a few more days just in case it came back. It has already been 17 days and the eye is not tearing up.

My energy has shot up incredibly too. To the point where I’ve only taken naps three times in all these days, and short ones at that.

About a week into my treatment I noticed that I was not waking up at night to go to the bathroom. I was instead sleeping through the night like a baby and waking up at 8:00 or 8:30 AM each morning. I wake up so rested. I am going into deep sleep every night and am even dreaming now which was not true in the past.

My bladder, of course, is still prolapsed, but I do not have the sensation of needing to visit the bathroom over and over again each night.

But the most wonderful thing is that my hand shaking is all gone and I am ecstatic about this! About 10 days post-treatment, I was using my computer when I realized that I was not shaking any more. Of all the symptoms impacted by my treatment I am so happy and amazed that the shaking is gone! It was amazing that I felt so good I did not even notice the change at first. Thank you Nova Cells Institute! Yes, I was hoping to get rid of my Parkinson’s symptoms, but I never thought that they would be gone in a matter of days. Maybe it was so quick because my shaking was rather mild,  but even if it had taken months I would have been just as happy.  I am not afraid or concerned any more.

Julia Simpson

Arthritis & vertigo turnaround in 85 year old lady from Nevada (USA)

Senior Couple At HomeIn later 2014 eight-five (85) year old Patricia Rodriguez went to Mexico to have her longstanding arthritis treated by Nova Cells Institute. During her one day stay she was given umbilical cord stem cells that had been primed to become cells that fight arthritis and promote healing and joint restoration, along with the Beacon Factor.

Upon her return stateside, the very next day Patricia noticed a surge of energy and strength upon walking. However, week after week   positive things of all kinds began surfacing. Her  daughter, Tina, summarized these for Nova Cells as follows:

She has incredible strength in comparison to what was true before (her treatment). She can walk all over Walmart and then when we went to a mall near her home she walked the entire length of it not once but twice, and was only a little tired when we got back to her house”, although, I was tired too.

Tina added, “She can get up from the rocking chair without my daughter having to pull her up. And she can open a can of soda using a finger that could not bear doing this last year”. This was one month after her treatment.

“Also, …and this is the latest thing,…for 48 years Mom had incredibly bad vertigo if she laid on her right side which did not happen when she laid down on her left side. She often said her vertigo was like having the room spin at one hundred miles per hour. Naturally when she slept she made every effort to sleep on her right side. Then last week she woke up on her right side and was absolutely shocked to find she had no vertigo. It has not returned!”

Four months after her treatment she had no arthritis pain, in her hands and right arm, whatsoever.

“Mom was also always afraid of losing her balance. She never fell, but she felt that she might one day do so. She would instinctively grab the rail to go up the stairs in her home and also in mine, and then slowly, cautiously take one step at  a time. She would hold onto the rail and moving up it by taking one step and at the same time moving her left hand over the right hand. She never would let one hand go until she had the other on the rail.”

“Now 5 months after her stem cell treatment she goes up the 15 stair staircase without holding onto anything.”

Nova Cells Institute Mexico offers free case evaluations which people can take advantage of by going to http://www.novacellsinstitute.com/how-to-submit.html

Call 1-562-916-3410

Email NCInfodesk@gmail.com

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!

Ryan Weber (Anoxic Brain Injury): Improvements began surfacing right after his treatment!

To Grace & All The Nova Cells Family:

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but it has been crazy busy. Mexico was great, nothing we imagined. The hospital where Ryan received his Stem Cell Treatment was so clean and I have been in many different hospitals here in the United States that was not as clean. We enjoyed the Mexican food as it was so flavorful. It made me sad to leave.

Ryan’s Stem Cell treatment was a great success! We noticed a huge difference in his muscle tone when they brought him back from the O.R. I cried when I first picked Ryan up because it was like holding a different kid. Ryan’s muscle tone is completely relaxed. Ryan has started back up with his outpatient physical therapy, warm water therapy and his massage appointments. His therapist were shocked at the difference in his muscle tone. Ryan has more control over his muscles.

Some of the things Ryan has done since his Stem Cell Treatment that he was not able to do before hand include:

HEAD CONTROL -He holds his head in a neutral position now and freely moves it to the left and right to look around. Before Stem Cells, Ryan would either have it tilted to one side or the other or front or back.

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Picture taken the day after Ryan’s treatment at the San Diego Zoo. Look at how his arms are more bend, his legs are bend, head in right position. Ryan is actually sitting on the tusk.

HANDS – Ryan is able to open and close his hands freely. He regained the infant grasp reflex. With this he is able to reach out and grab items. Last night (8/26/14), he reached up and grabbed his Dad’s glasses and the later in the night he reached up and grabbed a handful of my hair. Before Stem Cells, Ryan kept his hands closed in a tight fist.

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Picture of Ryan’s hands after his Stem Cell treatment

ARMS – Ryan actually is able to control both his arms equally. He is able to bend both elbows at his choice. Ryan is able to control his arms to reach to get items he wants. He still favors the left arm over the right but he was left handed dominant. Before Stem Cells, Ryan did have minimal control over the left arm and no control over the right arm.

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Rick and Ryan at the beach before Ryan’s Stem cell treatment. Look at the stiff straight arms and tight closed fist hands

TRUNK (TORSO) – Ryan is able to sit in upright position on our lap with little help. When Ryan sits his chest and belly are straighter. Before Stem Cells, Ryan sat on our lap and needed a lot of help to stay in upright position and usually was tilted to one side or the other.

LEGS – Ryan legs are able to bend at the knees. He is able to control them better alternating them to walk in his walker and today walked in the pool with very little help by himself without a walker. When Ryan sits on our laps Ryan will bend his knees and sit like any other “scientifically Normal” child. When he lays on the floor he will pick up his legs to reposition them. Before Stem Cells, Ryan legs were mainly in a locked straight position. It was a battle to have him sit on our lap, put him in his car seat or in anything that required him to be in a bend position. He would walk in his walker but his body looked like an “S”.

MENTAL – Ryan is happier; he smiles and laughs more. I credit the Stem Cells as he is not always having to deal with very tight muscle which were probably really sore. When Ryan looks at you, he just smiles like he can actually see us clearly. Before he recognized the important people like his siblings, Grandparents and us as his parents but since his Stem Cell treatment-couple of our friends have talked to Ryan and this time Ryan interacted with them.

Most of Ryan’s improvements have been “small” but when you put all the small pieces together it makes for a huge improvement. It’s the little things that matter. I have to tell you a story about our day before we were picked up to go to Mexico.

We were all around and waiting for the phone call to tell us you were on your way. We were sitting outside at the patio set when I opened my pictures in my Phone to find the Creative Miracle Prayer I wanted to say before Ryan’s Stem Cell treatment. My phone usually opens to the last picture taken but that day when I opened my pictures, I started to cry because it automatically opened to a picture of Rick holding Ryan the day he was born back on 12/17/09 (See below). Rick asked what was wrong and I turned my phone to show him the picture that popped up and his jaw dropped. This is the picture that popped up.

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I took that as a sign from above that Ryan would be born again. With all of Ryan’s improvements that is exactly what happened! We cannot thank you all enough for making this miracle happen for Ryan. I will send pictures in another email with little explanations of them. Just wanted to get this email of Ryan’s improvements to you. You may share this with everyone and if they want to follow Ryan his Facebook page is www.facebook.com/littlewarriorryan.

Thank you for giving us our little boy back! Lots of love.

Gina & Rick Weber

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 with Grace and Abel Pena. 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 Grace and Abel 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, Grace and 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, wifi 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 Grace and Able 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  

Dryden Corvers parents share their Nova Cells experience

Dreaming for Dryden shared a link.
41 minutes ago – 4 pm CDT on June 4 2014

STEM CELL INFORMATION!!!

I have received SO MANY emails requesting information on the stem cells. I would LOVE to talk to each and every one of you personally (and don’t mind doing so) but I do get extremely busy and that often leaves me very forgetful!

I am posting this and pinning it to the top of the page so it is easily accessible.

NOVA Stem Cells Institute (website below):

Yes, it is in Mexico. NO, it is not scary!! The stem cell treatment was done at the women and children’s hospital in Tijuana. The doctors and nurses were very nice and accommodating. It was pretty much like any other hospital. Private room, TV, etc. I will say, the doctors and staff from NOVA speak English… the nurses at the hospital don’t. Just to give a heads up.

The website for NOVA has tons of information, photos, videos, testimonials, etc. You will be dealing with Grace Odgers for information and such at NOVA. Her email is gracepatients@gmail.com and she will GLADLY answer any questions that you may have. If she can’t she will get it.

Our experience was absolutely wonderful. As concerned parents, we left our hotel in San Diego and agreed that if anything felt off, or if we were uncomfortable, we were leaving. No questions asked. But we never had that moment. The procedure is quick, and we were only in Mexico for 3-4 hours at most.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me. As far as progress, browse through Dryden’s page – everything is updated almost daily.

If you do talk to Grace, be sure to tell them that DRYDEN sent you!

Lots of love and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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The doctors, administrators, consultants, researchers & ideas people who are part of the Nova Cells family get up each and every day with a single focus & passion:  To find & create new & better ways to bring about healing & restoration.      

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New video: Alejandra crawls on!

 

May 2014 -new Alejandra video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=613377255426056

Alejandra’s Mum reports: It has been 8mos since Alejandra’s first stem cell treatment and look how she is crawling today Exciting, can’t wait to see what the next one will do! I must give some credit to The March of Dimes, Conductive Education too…for isolating each leg movement independently from the other.

October 12, 2013 blog entry on Alejandra: http://ncimx.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/2-new-videos-of-little-alejandra-spina-bifida-reveal-impressive-progress/

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NEW video: Dryden Corvers shows off his physical and motor prowess!

Dryden Colverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4x7LdrM3vU&feature=youtu.be

“Dani Smith Walks” – You Tube Video update

NOVA CELLS SUN GRAPHIC - JULY 2013Dani Smith walks – 4-7-2014 You Tube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnOGxz2CCMY&feature=youtu.be

Read about Dani in this NCIM blog entry: http://ncimx.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/ncim-pioneering-science-old-fashioned-caring/

Dryden Corvers (spina bifida) continues to make progress!

Dreaming for Dryden

April 5, 2014

It’s been one year since we started this page and started fundraising for Dryden’s trip to NOVA Cells. One of the best decisions we have ever made. Dryden’s new favorite activity is trying to climb. He was climbing up Sissy’s step stool, climbing up the side of the recliner, just wanting to be higher. We are so thankful to everyone who helped make this happen. And so appreciative to NOVA cells for this opportunity. I hope in time this will become a more available treatment. We are certainly going to try again!

Dreaming for Dryden

April 6 2014

He’s a climbing machine!!

 

Photo: He's a climbing machine!!
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Dreaming for Dryden

April 6, 2014

Crawl baby, crawl!!!!! Dryden is now saying (vocally) puppy, baby, mommy, daddy, cookie, cracker, nanny, pawpaw, papa, sissy… I may be forgetting something here but… He’s all of a sudden bursting with vocabulary.

 

 

 

Photo: Crawl baby, crawl!!!!! Dryden is now saying (vocally) puppy, baby, mommy, daddy, cookie, cracker, nanny, pawpaw, papa, sissy... I may be forgetting something here but... He's all of a sudden bursting with vocabulary. :)

 

 

Dryden Corvers (spina bifida): Quick, exiting response to his Nova Cells treatment! (4 days, 2 videos)

Dryden Colver

Dryden is a cute, charming little boy with spina bifida who received primed stem cells & NCIM’s proprietary Beacon Factor on 3-28-14. The entries below are from Dryden’s Facebook page.  

Dreaming for Dryden

March 28

Whew! Long day. We are back at the hotel!!!
Everything went smoothly and we are already seeing some positive results! His feet definitely have better circulation – they are all punk and warm instead of splotchy and cold!

He has been twitching a LOT in his lower legs/feet. This means the nerves are starting to make some sort of connection to his brain. He even moved his left foot and toes when we asked him to (I’ll get video to you in a bit!)

Also – a funny tidbit – he was sitting in my lap and apparently had gas. Those of you who know Dryden know that’s pretty common. What was funny was that every time he would fart, he would look down, look at me and point to his belly. Ha ha! He’s gaining some sensation somewhere new with that too, I suppose!

CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO OF DRYDEN TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER HIS NCIM TREATMENT

Dreaming for Dryden

April 1

We got back in tonight and stopped in at Dryden’s great grandparents to say hello. Dryden was on the floor and we were all talking. We looked down and he was on his hands and knees CRAWLING!!!! He only went a little ways, but he was very much so 4 point crawling!!! Then as we were sitting there talking about him, he pulled up onto his knees all by himself on the coffee table! Little dude is getting some strength or making some connections – either way – I’m so happy!!!!

CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO OF DRYDEN TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER HIS NCIM TREATMENT

 Dreaming for Dryden

April 3

Dryden is just continuing to amaze me.

I forgot to mention the other day when we were at his great grandmas that he tried climbing the stairs! Never even noticed them and he was going up!

This morning in therapy he tried crawling a little bit too – but did something even more amazing. He got to his big cube toy and tried pulling up. Not just to his knee either!! She asked him if he wanted to stand up and he said YES!!!! We helped him get his feet secured and he stood there for a short little time playing! Baby steps!!

First time he has ever WANTED to stand!

CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO OF DRYDEN TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER HIS NCIM TREATMENT

 Dreaming for Dryden

April 4

Dryden wasn’t quite as excited to stand this afternoon, but we made him anyways!
This is him standing up with NO BRACES on!!!

His PT even said she could feel his muscles in his FEET working when he would stand! His ankles didn’t roll or fall out from under him either!

I can only hope that with therapy he will have increased progress!!

Definitely going to be saving for another stem cell treatment in the future!

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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 

The Angel Sosa saga continues: 24 days without a tonic seizure and counting!

Angel SosaCHECK 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.

https://www.facebook.com/angel.sosa.52?fref=ts%20

YOU’LL FIND AN EARLIER ENTRY ON ANGEL AT http://ncimx.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/epilepsy-turnaround-for-an-angel-angel-sosa/

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.

 

Quotes from mothers of children treated by Nova Cells


NOVA CELLS - A RIVER OF LIGHT & HEALING with contact & website info - Darker background

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.

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!

Multiple Sclerosis: Three recent cases

Mr. J. R. is a 49 year old Mexican national who has been struggling with Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis for six years, which was rapidly progressing prior to his coming to NCIM (January 2012).

He arrived at NCIM’s treatment facility unable to walk and with his speech so slurred only his family was able to understand him.  He also had difficulty swallowing as well as being unable to move his tongue very well. According to NCIM co-administrator & patient care coordinator, Grace, Mr. J. R.’s arms functioned normally but everything from the waist down plus his tongue and throat did not. He was treated with stem cells derived from three umbilical cords, Wharton’s Jelly and his own bone marrow (primed using Nova Cell’s unique laboratory method) along with NCIM’s proprietary Beacon factor.

Six weeks after his treatment Mr. J. R. was able to be understood even on the phone. He was so amazed and ecstatic with the improvement in his ability to communicate that he could not resist calling people to chat plus family and friends whom he often invited to him home to visit with him.

About three months following his treatment he was walking again, specifically taking a few steps at a time and climbing a few stairs — with assistance.

As of August (2012) Mr. J.R. can walk (slowly) without assistance and can also touch his palate with his tongue. He is hoping to be able to return to NCIM in January 2013 for another treatment.

Ms. Elisa is a 38 year old lady diagnosed with Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis four years ago. Among the things she has been wrestling with:

  • Poor balance
  • Lots of pain in her legs
  • Rigidity in her hands and one leg
  • Migraines
  • Unable to walk well (Alternates using a walker and wheelchair to get about)
  • Severe depression
  • Poor appetite with corresponding weight loss

Ms. Elisa was treated during December 2011 with primed stem cells from Wharton’s Jelly, cord blood and her own bone marrow, along with NCIM’s proprietary Beacon Factor.  

About two months after her treatment Ms. Elisa noticed her migraine headaches were becoming less frequent. In addition, she was able to balance herself to the point of not being afraid to fall any more though she continues to use her walker to get about. The rigidity in the hand and leg on one side of body has diminished and the other leg is no longer rigid though there is some light twitching which she is managing with tonic water and quinine. Also, Ms. Elisa is eating better, has gained some weight, and though she feels sad she no longer feels controlled by depression (The severe bouts of depression having completely disappeared). She reports seeing no further disease progression.

Mr. M. S., the brother of a prominent Mexican politician, is not a Nova Cell’s patient but instead was treated by his primary care doctor in Mexico using stem cells processed and primed by NCIM. He has been struggling with multiple sclerosis for eight (8) years and complained of severe fatigue, blurred and double vision in one eye, problems with his bladder, constipation, lots of muscle spasticity plus loss of muscle strength.

He was treated in February 2012 and responded so amazingly well his family brought him back to Tijuana in the middle of June to get a booster treatment.

Among the benefits Mr. M.S. has reported:  His spasticity is much better especially following his second treatment, his vision is improving and he is getting more control of his bladder. His family is taking him to physical therapy which has resulted in his gaining some physical strength. Perhaps most impressive of all to Mr. M. S. is the fact that his condition has stopped progressing.  

Mr. M.S. anticipates seeing additional gains in the months to come and has pledged to report any and all changes to Nova Cell’s co-administrator and & patient care coordinator, Grace.

Want to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues including Multiple Sclerosis? 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.

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!

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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

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.