Life Altering Stem Cell Therapy

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Raised by 54 people in 5 months
In the very early morning hours, November 9th 2016 a misstep
from the top of my stairs at home sent me plunging down head first down 5 steps of stairs to the first landing, sending my head through the wall. Coming to, screaming for my wife not being able to move.  I couldnt. I recall the moments in the hospital that early morning being asked to move my lower limbs. I could not.

I was paralyzed from the chest down due to fractures in two of my neck vertebrae, causing spinal damage and swelling. That was combined with facial fractures, a torn left rotator cuff and a severe concussion. 

The 5 hour surgery to fix me up involved fusing 4 of my neck vertebrae (C2-C6) using 8 screws and 2 titanium plates. Procedure known as a cervical laminectomy.

Awakening in the recovery room, I was asked by my life-saving neurosurgeon Dr. Ghostine, to move my feet. I could. With a smile from him he replied to me…”That’s step one my friend”.

Time to recover. Starting off at Loma Linda Acute Rehabilitation Hospital. Everything was starting from scratch. Unable to stand under my own power. Learning everything. how to hold a remote. how to clean myself.  Pain accompanying every movement. A very easy way for one to sink in to ones sorrows and lose hope.

With a team of encouraging physical therapists guided
me along, my best friend and wife there along my side,
cheering me on. Everything became a new way of learning how to adapt. The key for me was holding on to hope. 

Finally 6 months in the hospital, I came home.

9 months’ time, I decided now was the time was right to return to work. Now with the aid of a walker.  Now able to look past with the still constant pain and discomfort of nerve damage.  When they say it could be worse… I agree. It could.

Now living  every day in Pain. I cope, with it. Stay positive. Stay clear.

I met Dr. Badday. ( http://www.drhasanbaddaymd.com/) a man who looks at alternatives to opiods. Ways to manage pain. He, being a strong supporter of new technologies, recommended stem cell therapy.
Donated Umbilical stem cells, NOT anything un-ethical. 

With the severe damage done to my nervous system, he feels this is a way to regenerate and repair the damage caused by my accident. The drawback, it's not covered by insurance. Hence why I am here asking for help. Asking for your generosity in helping me receive this LIFE ALTERING  procedure. This procedure , I am hoping will allow me to repair the damage...and get my life back.

Your generosity would help me get back to living without pain, living my life as it once way. In fact, better. now having a new look on life...and an appreciation for the things we take for granted.  This is what  the Gofundme is for. A chance to be without constant pain. 

Thank You.
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Thank You everyone. I began to lose hope but the recent donations show that people are still awesome. Thank you all!!!
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Hey everyone,

unfortunately my good news hit some setbacks. You know how life tends to throw you a curve when you were expecting a home-run fastball? Yeah that.

Life gets in the way. I HAVE not lost, misused or wasted any of your donations. Those are there waiting. The "big finally" came through...but life said no no no. Here's this and that...oh and one more for good measure.

I truly and honestly wish to thank everyone who donated. I am still overwhelmed at your generosity, and I want you to know I appreciate it truly.

So spread the word. I could use some help. A chance to no longer take 8 different pills 3x a day. Staring at 4 different Rx bottles pain killers and relaxers etc. A chance to walk at work without a walker, enduring the stares of people. Not have to endure the constant excruciating pain and in my hands, my neck, my back, and the crunching of my knees. I do count myself as lucky. It could have been worse. It could have.

Of course hearing from an orthopedic surgeon that, well you are bone on bone on your left knee. Ok Doc? what can we do? Knee replacement? Nope, not yet...too young. Great, so what...10 years waiting? yep. Of course a treatment that worked great before, Synvisc (an inject-able lubricant...That worked awesome before ) is no longer covered under insurance!!

Now Every time I see my magnificent Dr. H. Badday, he wishes me hope and knows this can make a difference. Rebuild some of the damage...Take a way the pain. I'm doing what I can now with the different treatments, to which I am thankful that I am able to see such a magnificent Dr., knowing there are some who cant thanks to the idiotic thinking of their insurance.

Will this be a cure-all...doubt it. But it will get me to a point of living again.

So I just wanted to say thanks once again. If I could buy you a beer, a coffee, a tea... or just shake your hand in person... I would and want to. To look you in the eye and thank you.

Spread the word. God knows people are getting funded for the stupider reasons. Me, I'm asking for help...from the pain.

If by some miracle, I was taken care of...and had excess... I WOULD AND WILL pay it forward. I hope to God one day I can. Take a penny, leave a penny.

Thanks and may the best of your today's be the worst of your tomorrows. Think about it.

With a humble Thank You,

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Hi Everyone,
wanting to say hello and a special thank you to everyone. tests,tests and more tests. showing a video of my t-spine. almost there! looking forward to getting the stem-cell therapy. Thanks again!!!
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Hi Everyone,

just let me start off by once again saying thank You very much for your generosity. Also want to give a shout out and thank you to Mr and Mrs Witcher for their off-line donation , I was floored.

So talking with my Dr., he is very happy that the funds are growing. And... now it is time to set up a regiment for the therapy.

we want to start with an IV @$6500. This will send stem cells all throughout the body, repairing most of the damage caused by my accident. Repair my damage nerves. hopefully allow me to not depend on pain meds for the nephropathy. Not to take nerve blocking meds. to be able to open my hand once again and not be embarrassed every time I shake a clients hand.

Anyways, step 2 would be a direct stem cell injection to my cervical spine to repair directly my spine. that costing $10K. So yes I had to up the amount but I wanted to tell you why.

Thanks everyone!! If I ever get a chance to shake each of your hands, i hope its not with this hand, but one that is back to normal.

@UST Global , you guys are awesome. shout out ( https://www.facebook.com/USTGlobal), (@USTGlobal) expect something soon from me soon. Thanks for your support.

Thanks everyone.

#stemcellTherapy #stemcell # https://www.gofundme.com/willlungostemcelltherapy
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