Kathy Meeler Doswell is organizing this fundraiser.
Hello! My name is Kathy. Fifteen years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease affecting the brain and spinal cord with no known cure. Since the diagnosis, I have sought out four different neurologists in Atlanta and Birmingham through recommendations, and for years tried all the types of pharmaceutical drugs on the market for MS, none of which helped and some worsened my condition. These drugs are all designed to suppress the immune system. Instead, for the last eight years I have chosen to take LDN (Naltrexone) as an off-label drug to enhance my immune system rather than suppress it. I have been treated for CCSVI twice by interventional radiologists (Tampa and Atlanta), which yielded some instant and lasting benefits for me, despite its controversial nature. My subsequent MRI's show no new brain lesions. Recently, my neuro said he had no treatment left to offer me. Being my own advocate, I am taking a holistic approach in treating my MS, using a Paleolithic diet, antioxidant supplements, yoga, a tens unit for neuromuscular electrical activation, massage, and exercise with a personal trainer. After constant research and prayer, I feel that the missing piece for me is adult adipose stem cells derived only from my own fat. This relatively new protocol calls for the fat to be extracted from my body and reintroduced into my bloodstream. These adipose derived stem cells are abundant in body fat and regenerative in nature. They stimulate healing by seeking out damaged tissue in order to heal the body naturally. Many of my frends have traveled to Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Germany, and even India for stem cell treatment. Rather than spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical tourism, I have chosen to participate in unadvertised stem cell pioneer research. I found and contacted California Stem Cell Treatment Center and used their Cell Surgical Network to locate an Atlanta doctor to perform the procedure. On June 24th, an experienced doctor from CSCTC in California is flying to Atlanta to assist in performing my stem cell treatment, a first for my well respected doctor! I am so excited about this actually coming together at long last. Many people have pioneered this procedure and have had positive results. This $7000 treatment is considered experimental and is not FDA approved in the US, but does meet the guidelines by same day treatment and minimal manipulation of the cells. It is strictly patient/physician choice to have the treatment, as were my CCSVI procedures. Since it is not covered by insurance, it must be paid out-of-pocket prior to the procedure. Data collected will be used ultimately by CSCTC to promote the advancement of cellular based regenerative medicine. Donating to this regenerative research may bring us closer to a cure for MS as well. Yes, I have taken the road less traveled these fifteen years and I hope it continues to make all the difference!
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