Keean’s stem cell therapy fund




Hi, I am Carmen and I would really like help with my son.
Keean is a two year old diagnosed with autism.  In Australia  Autism is considered a life long condition that must be managed and most of his specialists think only minimal improvements can be made.  Some think he will never go to normal school or ever be self sufficient as he grows.
      At first finding out Keean was autistic was devasting.  Having the doctors and specialists tell me that my son would never really connect with me or be able to make any friends broke my heart.  They told me he would continue to tantrum and cry all the time and said the best I could do was manage the situation and get some sort of respite care.  
      I just wanted to be able to cuddle my son and know what he was thinking.  I wanted to know what was upsetting him so much and for him to tell me what was hurting so I could fix it.  I wanted him to be around other children and not have them ask me what is wrong with him and why won’t he play with me? Or why he makes those weird noises and flaps his hands.
       Being a single mum in this situation was beyond daunting and I have spent many nights terrified of what the future would hold for us.  I nearly gave up and believed all the fears I had about Keean and the life he was destined to have.  Thank goodness for the support of friends and family who urged me not to give up hope.
     After doing much research, particularly international, I found that not everyone thinks this prognosis is true.  Autism is thought to be caused by rapid inflammation in the brain which leads to poor neural processing.  For the average person this appears to be a child completely disconnected with the world with many developmental delays.  Keean at 2 couldn’t  walk or speak and the doctors were not sure if he would ever speak.
     I found an excellent clinic in Bangkok Thailand that specifically treats children with Autism by giving them an  infusion of mesenchymal stem cells ( from the placenta and cord).  It has been found in many cases to improve neural functioning, enabling the autistic child to make improvements in development and mental processing.
  
These improvements take place over a period of months after the infusion and the specialists believe that multiple treatments while the child is still young, can bring about drastic noticeable change in the child’s ability to function, develop and become more of what they could of been without this debilitating condition.
      Five months ago I took Keean for his first treatment. Before his treatment he very rarely made eye contact.  He would never interact with other children.  He made minimal noises and could not take more than two steps without holding on to something.  He would cry a lot if anyone came too close to him.
      Within 5 days of treatment he was walking around the room holding onto the walls and going into other rooms.  He began to notice and play with his reflection in the mirror.  After two weeks he was taking  20 to 30 steps not holding onto anything and when we visited a play centre he reached out to play with another child’s hair.

     

It has been 5 months now.  Keean now stares into people faces and attempts to babble at them to communicate.  He can run around freely and has become very affectionate with all the people in his life.  I can’t tell you how special it is to hold onto to Keean and have him smile and cuddle me.  
Now he quite often is the one who initiates the interaction with others.  I am amazed at the dramatic improvements Keean has made and I am so grateful for the help I received from the fantastic clinic Stemcells21 in Bangkok Thailand.
       The specialists there have recommended 3 more treatments for Keean and I am desperate to make this possible for my beautiful little boy.  The thought of Keean being able to talk to me and tell me what he is thinking and feeling is beyond extraordinary.  I hope and pray for a future where Keean comes home from school and asks me if he can go play at his friends house, something that others take for granted but would truly be a dream come true for me.
        The first treatment cost $20000 US .  The follow up treatments are $10,000 US.  I really want to continue to help my little boy continue to improve from a condition specialist in Australia believe cannot be helped.  I already know how much better my son has become and pray that it will be possible to continue to help him improve.  Unfortunately I’m am a single mother that does everything I can to help my boy but I really need others to help.  Giving to charity is a daunting prospect I know with so many donations not being used the way they should.  I have been assured that Go FundMe

helps many people just like me get our message hopefully to people like you who want to help.  Any help that you can give would be an absolute blessing, so that one day Keean can become a healthy , thriving, self sufficient young man.

Thank you for reading and helping.
Carmen Mccarthy
 Keeans mum.
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Pakenham VIC
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