The June 2008 update on advances in ethical human treatments and research using adult stem cells reveals an amazing array of success stories for patients with little hope until they received adult stem cell transplants. The scorecard is now 73 - 0, with 73 conditions and illnesses successfully treated using adult stem cells and zero with embryonic stem cells.
Here is just one of the personal stories told in this update. Barry Goudy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May 1995. According to the update, “In 2003, Barry was accepted into Dr. Richard Burt’s study and received his adult stem cell transplant in July. After 4 months he was able to get back to work symptom free. In 2008, he will celebrate five years of being free of multiple sclerosis symptoms. ‘I look forward to continuing to live an active, productive MS-free lifestyle that includes my work as well as playing racquetball, golf and coaching hockey,’ affirms Barry.”
Other personal stories in the update involve progress with autoimmune disorders, genetic disease, heart tissue regeneration, breast reconstruction, leukemia, organ replacement, and neuroblastoma.
With all of the hype about embryonic stem cell research, it has yet to benefit even one single person in the entire world. In the meantime, quiet research which does not involve the destruction of human life is being conducted every day to benefit fortunate people like Barry Goudy.
To read the entire update, please click here.