Stem Cell Research Helps Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient
A Florida girl with Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA - has already improved after having cord blood stem cells implanted in China in yet another breakthrough for adult stem cell research that is helping people daily.
Quality of Life Improvements After 1 month of Therapy
Sierra Factor, age 8, spent a month in China where she received adult stem cell treatment for her spinal muscular atrophy. Just a few days after returning, Sierra has already seen improvements in her quality of life.
Before and After Tests Show Adult Stem Cells Helped
Before the stem cell therapy, Sierra was tested on her range of motion, appetite and head and neck control. Then, after the 34 days of multiple treatments in China, Sierra had improved in EVERY area!
Sierra’s grandmother, Tonya Witt, said she watched Sierra’s improvements as they chatted over a webcam every day.“Her neck control was the biggest thing I noticed,” Witt said. “And I saw her pick her left foot off the bed. It was really amazing.”
“It was overwhelming for all of us,” said Sierra’s father. “But just to see her improve was worth everything.”
Tony Shalhoub (Monk) Sees A Trend Developing
Sierra and her family followed in the footsteps of Kyle Knopes (see stem cell video), the Wisconsin teen who also had spinal muscular atrophy and saw “miracle” improvements after the stem cell research and treatment in China.
Kyle followed in the footsteps of another Wisconsin boy with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Brandon Meinke who unsurprisingly improved as well after receiving the adult stem cells from umbilical cord blood in China.
Hey FDA! You recognize a pattern here? You don’t have to be Monk (Tony Shalhoub) to figure this out. Adult Stem Cells are giving these patients a better quality of life with very little risk. Why do they have to go to China for this treatment that would change their lives? Make it available in the US!
See this story on stem cells for Spinal Muscular Atrophy here