At her lowest point, she decided to take her health into her own hands and buck the system. Tink has managed her illness through diet and exercise over the last several years. While that has made a tremendous difference, there are still things MS has changed.
While you may not know it, Tink lives in constant pain. MS causes her limbs, especially her legs, to always hurt. Chronic fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, and difficulty chewing and swallowing at times are not strangers. She has also lost the ability to feel in her left side, just to name a few things. Tink never knows when these symptoms will show up. While she is extremely proactive with her health, an exacerbation period could mean bed rest indefinitely. MS has taken a lot from Tink, but she hasn't let it sideline her.
Tink has been accepted as a patient at StemGenex for stem cell therapy. The concept behind this therapy has the potential to change Tink's life for the better. We are talking about potentially reversing the affects of MS. This gives Tink hope that she hasn’t had since being diagnosed. You can help make this possible!
So, how does stem cell therapy work? Stem cell therapy offers hope in improving the quality of life of patients by using their own stem cells. The stem cells are rendered from the patient and used in the areas where they are most needed.
It's basically an intervention that introduces new adult stem cells to the body of the donor. Stem cells allow the body to self-renew. By using the patient's own stem cells, the likelihood of the body rejecting them is very unlikely. The side effects and recooperation time are almost zero. StemGenex has a 92% success rate at stopping the progession of the illness and giving patients back some of the things MS has robbed.
The therapy cost $15,000. This fee covers the three day stay at StemGenex and the therapy. Not included, are two tickets to San Diego, CA, the closet city with an airport to the facility. Tink doesn't want to go on this adventure alone, hence the two plane tickets.
We asked for $19,000 to cover the cost of fees associated with using crowdsourcing to fund the medical trip, the plane tickets, the therapy and the supplements needed after the treatment. If we surpass our goal, the excess money will be used to help another person suffering from MS receive stem cell therapy.
It is important to note that this therapy isn't covered by insurance. It's still new in the U.S. and isn't FDA approved.
This therapy would open doors for Tink that she's long since thought were closed. We want you to be a part of this journey. We'll be documenting it with a blog, videos and pictures. Join us, won't you?
- Kim Hines
- martha clinkscales
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