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3 04, 2018

Wichita man ‘a pioneer for this new treatment that you’d hoped for all your life’

By | 2018-04-03T19:38:20+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

THE WICHITA EAGLE By Katherine Burgess kburgess@wichitaeagle.com March 20, 2018 (Updated March 22, 2018) Link to Original Story Ryan Benton has been to the funerals of many friends who lost their lives to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Most people with the genetic disorder don’t live beyond their 20s. Benton is 32. He credits his life to injections of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem cell therapy is still new and sometimes controversial. At first, Benton received treatments overseas because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not allow them here. In 2014 he became the first person in the United States to have what the FDA calls a compassionate use exemption to receive stem cell treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Not long after, a little boy was also approved. “It was just this overwhelming period to be in where you thought it was kind of the end of the road and suddenly this new path is created and you’re on it and you’re a pioneer for this new treatment that you’d hoped for all your life,” Benton said. Benton’s family doesn’t want this treatment to just be for him. Rather, they want to help thousands of boys with muscular dystrophy. They [...]

3 04, 2018

Partially paralyzed Florida boy walks champion steer after stem cell treatments

By | 2018-04-03T19:37:49+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Link to Original Story MAYO, FL (WTXL/RNN) – An 11-year-old Florida boy's miraculous steps, along with some bovine motivation, inspire a community and social media. For Luke Adams, what seemed to start out as a cold in infancy turned into paralysis due to idiopathic transverse myelitis – a condition that causes extensive damage to nerve fibers of the spinal cord. Initially, it left Luke a quadriplegic. "It destroyed his spinal cord from C1 to C7 leaving him basically lifeless," his mother Kimberly Adams said. He regained some strength and control over his limbs and other functions over time. He's able to move with the help of a walker. As Luke got older, he saw family members like his big brother Blake participating in the family tradition of showing cattle. Luke wanted to take part, but couldn't because of his condition. His family exhausted all their insurance options in the United States, then took their son to Panama for stem cell treatments. He received four IVs of stem cells over a four days. "If I hadn't have gone to Panama, I wouldn't be where I am today," Luke said. In good faith, his family bought Luke a steer, hoping one day he’d be able to participate [...]

3 04, 2018

Partially paralyzed Florida boy walks champion steer after stem cell treatments

By | 2018-04-03T19:37:05+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

Link to Original Story MAYO, FL (WTXL/RNN) – An 11-year-old Florida boy's miraculous steps, along with some bovine motivation, inspire a community and social media. For Luke Adams, what seemed to start out as a cold in infancy turned into paralysis due to idiopathic transverse myelitis – a condition that causes extensive damage to nerve fibers of the spinal cord. Initially, it left Luke a quadriplegic. "It destroyed his spinal cord from C1 to C7 leaving him basically lifeless," his mother Kimberly Adams said. He regained some strength and control over his limbs and other functions over time. He's able to move with the help of a walker. As Luke got older, he saw family members like his big brother Blake participating in the family tradition of showing cattle. Luke wanted to take part, but couldn't because of his condition. His family exhausted all their insurance options in the United States, then took their son to Panama for stem cell treatments. He received four IVs of stem cells over a four days. "If I hadn't have gone to Panama, I wouldn't be where I am today," Luke said. In good faith, his family bought Luke a steer, hoping one day he’d be able to participate [...]

3 04, 2018

Wichita man ‘a pioneer for this new treatment that you’d hoped for all your life’

By | 2018-04-03T19:40:25+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

THE WICHITA EAGLE By Katherine Burgess kburgess@wichitaeagle.com March 20, 2018 (Updated March 22, 2018) Link to Original Story Ryan Benton has been to the funerals of many friends who lost their lives to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Most people with the genetic disorder don’t live beyond their 20s. Benton is 32. He credits his life to injections of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem cell therapy is still new and sometimes controversial. At first, Benton received treatments overseas because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not allow them here. In 2014 he became the first person in the United States to have what the FDA calls a compassionate use exemption to receive stem cell treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Not long after, a little boy was also approved. “It was just this overwhelming period to be in where you thought it was kind of the end of the road and suddenly this new path is created and you’re on it and you’re a pioneer for this new treatment that you’d hoped for all your life,” Benton said. Benton’s family doesn’t want this treatment to just be for him. Rather, they want to help thousands of boys with muscular dystrophy. They [...]

21 03, 2017

Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Interview with the Dunn Family and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD

By | 2017-04-04T21:43:51+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Interview with the Dunn Family and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD The Dunn family discuss their daughter's progress after undergoing stem cell therapy for SMA at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama.  Isabella was treated with human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells.  These umbilical cords were donated by mothers after normal, healthy births

21 03, 2017

Former Ennis Coach Sam Harrell is Back Thanks to Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

By | 2017-03-31T19:52:45+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

Former Ennis Coach Sam Harrell is Back Thanks to Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Sam Harrell won three state football championships at Ennis High School, but perhaps the toughest battle he has faced has been off the field with MS. Jeff Power tells us how this legendary Texas high school football coach has bounced back thanks to stem cell research.

21 03, 2017

The Spinal Cord Journey – Stem cell therapy stories from three spinal cord injury patients

By | 2017-03-31T19:52:53+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

The Spinal Cord Journey - Stem cell therapy stories from three spinal cord injury patients A short film about three spinal cord injury patients who share their stories of tragedy, hope and recovery following stem cell treatments for spinal cord injury at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama.  See them demonstrate their improvements by lifting themselves up, standing and even walking.

21 03, 2017

Documentary: Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy – Ryan Benton’s Story

By | 2017-03-31T19:53:00+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

Documentary: Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy - Ryan Benton's Story This story documents Ryan Benton's most recent trip from his home in Wichita, Kansas to the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama to receive stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy.  Follow Ryan as he lands at Tocumen International airport, receives treatment and returns home.  Listen to interviews from Ryan, his family and friends after his return home.

21 03, 2017

Stem Cell Therapy for Autism – Interview with Stephen Lallo and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD

By | 2017-03-31T19:53:09+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

Stem Cell Therapy for Autism - Interview with Stephen Lallo and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD Stephen Lallo discusses his son Jack's improvements after undergoing stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama.  The treatments use human umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells.  The umbilical cords are donated by mothers following normal, healthy births.

21 03, 2017

Sarah’s Stem Cell Therapy Journey – Battling Juvenile Arthritis

By | 2017-03-31T19:53:18+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Home Page Videos|0 Comments

Sarah’s Stem Cell Therapy Journey - Battling Juvenile Arthritis 23-year-old Sarah was born with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, causing her to develop dysautonomia and a variety of severe autoimmune-related disorders with no known cure. Sarah's doctors predicted she would die prematurely in her early 20's. After seeing her friend with juvenile arthritis, Tucker Beau, begin to show significant improvements from stem cell therapy, Sarah decided to give it a try.