Stamp Out Movement Disorders

Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with PLS.  It’s similar to ALS and Parkinson’s, as you lose the use of limbs. I gradually lost all functioning in my right arm – it hangs limp at my side like a dead weight.  Moving my right leg is an effort and I have “drop foot” on my right foot, necessitating the use of an ankle-foot orthotic. As PLS progresses, there is a good chance I’ll be unable to use my limbs on my right side at all, and eventually my left side too.

There are only about 500 cases of PLS in the US.  Since it is so rare, I was initially misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s and ended up with an unnecessary brain surgery.  Now I see my neurologist twice a year and he basically says “Hi Jay, there’s still nothing we can do.” In his world, what I have cannot be treated, medicated, or cured.

As a now one-handed web developer, a client of mine suggested that I try stem cell therapy. They have had some successes with Parkinson’s and I am hoping that it is successful with PLS.

I’m not one to ask for help – I’m usually the one who gives it.  However, my insurance won’t cover stem cell therapy, and the thought of living as a completely dependent person who can’t do the things I love is a rather grim alternative. 

I build websites for a living, and I also publish a newsletter for radio broadcasters. I’m a second-generation radio guy myself, and my newsletter is the only resource that small, home-town broadcasters have. I’m passionate about both, and they’re my only sources of income.

Not to be able to work creatively supporting some amazing people, and on top of that to put all the financial pressure on my wife… well… I don’t want to go down that path.

Your support pays for my stem cell therapy and the travel to get there and back. Though the stem cells are taken from my own body, the U.S. does not allow them to be injected back in to the body via this particular process yet. If the treatment is successful, the PLS won’t progress, and I may regain the full use of the right side of my body. My hope is that this treatment works, so that I and others with neurodegenerative diseases can once again have the quality of life we once enjoyed. You can join me on my journey on my blog post here .

To show my appreciation, I am going to offer a free basic website to the highest donor as my way of saying thank you and giving back.  It won’t necessarily be a fast turn-around time, but it will be a great website – hopefully designed and developed by the first person to be cured of PLS.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

God bless.

Jay Mitchell

Treatment Information
For those of you who are curious, I'm being treated by   Dr. Todd Ovokaitys (who goes by "Dr. Todd" for obvious reasons) whose company, Qigenix , has pioneered the use of lasers in stem cell therapy; and Dr. Randall Davis from Luminec Life Sciences who has combined the formulations Tri-Amino & TAFA400 based on the "Schutt Paradigm of Free Amino Alignment & Molecular Stability" along with a customized nutrition program to enhance my immune system to maximum levels for pre-& post op stem cell therapy.

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Jay Mitchell
Aliso Viejo, CA

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