When we met little Liam, it took 30 seconds for us to understand why his “real” name is Kalel, aka Superman. Though this beautiful boy’s body is suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, his mind and spirit are as fantastic as his favorite superhero “Superman”. He is pure joy… through and through.
Fortunately, his Muscular Dystrophy is still in its early stages, so he is fully mobile… though tentatively. Even more fortunately, we know from other cases like Kalel around the world, that the earlier we can give him Stem Cell therapy , the better his prognosis. We hate to even mention it… but untreated… few Duchenne kids live past their teen years.
Most importantly, this is more than just hope… these stem cells can save his life!
So… totally in love with Kalel and his family, we administered his first stem cell therapy using funds from our AIMS Foundation. Fortunately, AIMS had just enough to cover the costs.
With this amazingly good start, we are now raising money to get a full course of umbilical cord stem cells that Kalel needs in order to reverse his Muscular Dystrophy, heal his body and give Kalel the chance to live a full, joy-filled and lllooooonnnggg life!
What the Money will be used for
100% of the money raised will go towards the purchase of the stem cells that Kalel needs for his treatments.
A course of treatment consists of 40 million stem cells given to Kalel every three months. 40 million cells cost approximately $10,000. Thus we need to raise $40,000 in order to give Kalel his life back!
All other costs (doctors, nurses, facilities, etc. etc.) will be covered by the AIMS Foundation and AMA Regenerative Medicine.
My name is Rick Hamilton, this is my son Kalel Hamilton. Kalel’s kindergarten teachers noticed he was a little bit slower than other kids. Having trouble getting up from a seated or laying position and so we took him in to ask some questions and get some opinions from doctors. The end result was he was diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. That was in November of 2018.
I knew a little bit about stem cells. When we found out about Kalel’s diagnosis that seemed like the route that we wanted to take so we did more in-depth research on it and luckily we found AIMS. We are just here in hopes to make superman here get bigger, faster, stronger.
Kalel is the Kryptonian name for superman. I always wanted to name my son that. I thought it was a cool name by itself without the superman behind it but that made it a little more cool.
I’m a big believer in the human body and it’s ability to regenerate itself through nutrition or in this case with stem cells. That it has all the tools and sometime it needs some coaxing. It just sits with me better. I don’t particularly want to go down the route of possibly harmful drugs and just crossing my fingers that those harmful drugs will work. I don’t want to do damage for just hoping. I don’t want to do any harm to Kalel. From everything I know about stem cells they do not cause harm. Plus they are seeing greater results with stem cells versus anything that is out their for Duchenne’s at this moment.
Right now, the only thing for sure with Duchenne’s is steroids just to prolong walking and the things I see from weight gain and the side effects of the steroids is not something that I want to put Kalel through. I want something that works with his body and has the most promise.
Getting the stem cell treatments for Kalel will mean the world to us. I’m a farmer and so I have live stock and he’s out there with me helping at this moment and it breaks my heart that maybe he wouldn’t be able to do that.
Kalel is a go-getter. He’s doing things before I even ask him with the live stock and I want to see that his body matches his mind. He’s funny. When you get to know him he talks a lot. He’s always thinking, always thinking ahead. It always impresses us. He’s very caring too. He’s got a one year old sister that he just loves to death.