Helping Lorelei to Walk Again

Lorelei (wife and mother of 7) has had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 22 years. 

During this time, she has endured so much pain, horrible sleep patterns, sickness and numerous side effects this terrible disease can cause... while never complaining.  One such side effect is Trigeminal Neuralgia; a chronic pain condition that affects the Trigeminal Nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. Even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain and at times longer, more-frequent bouts of searing painful episodes.  She once told me when we first met; “I can deal with all the pain so as long as I can walk, take care of my children and continue to function.” 

Now it has all changed.  She is now beginning the next battle ---- being able to walk.  We raised 7 children and as the last two leave the nest my wife’s MS is taking over her mobility at a fast pace.  She is using a walker but is getting steadily worse and now beginning to fall more frequently and more violently.  We all know that she has a few short months before she is wheel chair bound.  She is terrified and so are we - something has to give.  We need a miracle if my wife is to walk again, vacation, cook and enjoy the simplest pleasures in life which someday will be filled with grandchildren.

After years and years with so many medicines from immunosuppressants, steroid and even cancer drugs (too many to count here) nothing works to repair the damage.  To compound this, she is now JC virus positive which means even if she wanted to take certain drugs she can’t since she runs the high risk of developing a brain tumor resulting in certain death.

THERE IS HOPE:  If we are to save her from a wheelchair she has to receive the Stem Cell Treatment at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama, headed by Dr. Rhiordan.  For more than 5 years this facility has specialized in Stem Cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, and other debilitative diseases helping thousands of patients with nowhere else to turn .   Most agree that Stem Cells is THE FUTURE of major debilitative diseases.  There are no guarantees but those with MS and other diseases have seen amazing and REAL results where the damage can often be repaired instead of simply suppressed or slowed down!  It is no wonder why famous people from all over the world have gone to such stem cell clinics – such notables as actor/producer Mel Gibson and his father and Tony Robbins.  The doctors feel this treatment will work for my wife to help grow back Myelin that the Multiple Sclerosis has destroyed and work to combat all the scar tissue and damage caused by this disease over the last 22 years - It works to Cure – not just medicate the symptoms.  This clinic uses rich new and vibrant stem cells from the umbilical cord of healthy babies which until only recently got thrown out.  Now after a new baby is born families are having  them frozen knowing where cures exist, and modern medicine is headed - STEM CELLS.

The funds are needed over the year for her targeted treatments.  The funds raised will pay for the 1st treatment cost of $25,000 (none of which is covered under insurance) and all the laboratory work plus 1 follow-up treatments (each at about $20,000).  There is something so very wrong when her insurance will pay millions over a lifetime for treating the symptoms but not a fraction of that to cure someone!  

My kids and I hope and pray these treatments cure my lovely wife and she will re-gain the life back that she deserves ...with quality.  She simple wants to be able to walk again, to work in the garden, shop, vacation and all the other many other small treasures these recent years have robbed her of and continue to do so.

Our situation has grown much more concerning.  We have to get her to the Stem Cell Clinic in Panama so she can have a fighting chance. 

Thank you. 
Her loving husband and children
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