Read our story in the Bangor Daily News!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Kenneth is featured in this new documentary showing footage of him before and after adult stem cell treatment done at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama! www.CellMedicine.com
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
There is a clinical trial announced today in the US for autism with cord blood stem cells!!! Please let me know if you get in!!! Good luck. It is the closest thing to a cure! http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/21/doctors-announce-fda-approved-trial-to-cure-autism-with-cord-blood/?test=latestnews
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Ken has gone to summer camp (overnight) for the week! He was so excited to go! Ken claims that he is no longer scared of the dark and can handle summer camp...It feels very strange to not have him home this week. He is having such a good time.
This is a major event in our lives. If you understand the type of autism Ken had, you would know what a miracle this is. To clarify, Ken is at camp on his own without any support or an aide--he is just like all the other campers. Pray for the families that are still struggling and cannot do this with their children. Stem cells have changed our lives.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
It has been three years since we decided to treat Ken with umbilical cord blood stem cells (adult stem cells, THIS IS NOT EMBRYONIC). To remember what our life was like before this miraculous treatment is hard. We were not sure that the stem cells would work. All we knew is that the treatment was safe, that there were over 800 clinical trials in the US proving the safety of adult stem cells, and that Matthew Faiella had great results with the same treatment.
This is a radio interview that aired a few times statewide on a few Maine radio stations, The Maine View, with Ric Tyler. It can tell our thoughts and fears before venturing into this new, cutting edge therapy for our precious son.
We were one of the first to do this for autism. It was scary and exciting.
...Leave your fears behind and take the path less traveled by
Against the grain should be a way of life,
What is worth the prize is always worth the fight
So, shoot for the stars, regardless of who you are
Do whatever it takes, because you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothing stand in your way because the hands of time are never on your side...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Working on my new documentary, The Island Summer--celebrating healing and hope, while turning focus onto the simple pleasures of an unhurried life with the children...There are no cars, just bikes, and no televisions or computers this summer....
At low tide, you can walk to the island in the background...I think at high tide, boats pass through here...
The weather in Maine changes so quickly...It can be 50 degrees F on the ferry ride to the mainland! We are looking forward to a beautiful summer on Chebeague Island, off the coast of Maine. Ken has so many questions and explores the many beaches all day long. He brings home treasures of sea glass, sand dollars, and hermit crabs. The results from stem cells can be seen everyday in his amazing thoughts and vast imagination!! How lucky we are for such a miracle treatment!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Do you know what it is like for your child to not be able to speak to you? To not be able to tell you how his day was? What he wants to be when he grows up? What his favorite color is?
Do you know what it is like to have your child talk to you? To say that he doesn't want to miss the bus...That he wouldn't like to live in Texas because it is a desert and after 5 pm you can't go out because the snakes will bite you, they have plants with things on them that can hurt you ( but he forgot what they are called--cactus)....
Maybe I am lucky, because I know what both of those things are like...At eight years old, my child could not have a conversation with me. Just two short years later, he is so different. God has shown us mercy. Do you know what it is like to have God put His hands on your child's face and breathe life into his nostrils--for a second time?
Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. ...Genesis 2:7