Friday, September 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...June 18, 2010

Autistic Child Reading After Stem Cell Treatment



BANGOR, MAINE--A Bangor child, who received a stem cell infusion for Autism last year, is now reading, thanks to his new stem cells. Nine year old Kenneth Kelley was the first in Maine--and one of less than a hundred nationwide--to be treated with adult stem cells from umbilical cord blood to help him recover from Autism. He will go back in July to receive more stem cells.

The trestment has been a huge success. Kenneth is now able to read. "One day this spring, he just picked up a book and started reading." says Marty Kelley, Kenneth's mom. His improvements since the treatment are as follows:

1.) Able to read at the beginner level
2.) More cognition
3.) More abstract thinking
4.) Talks about past events/people who have died
5.) Prays to God to help him when he is out of control
6.) Knows birthdays, what day of the week it is, what date it is, what time it is
7.) Better sentence structure
8.) Clearer speech
9.) Can do math problems/addition, can write simple sentences
10.) More awareness
11.) More conversational speech
12.) Potty trained

The Kelley's have been treating Kenneth for autism with biomedical intervention. He began mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the home three years ago. "700 hours later and with fantastic results from that, we were ready to take the next step". Kelley, after much research, came across Adult Stem Cell therapy. A simple way to understand this therapy is that it does much the same types of things as mHBOT, but at a much faster rate. The stem cells go in to the body, find the damaged areas, and begin to form new working blood vessels that carry oxygen and rejuvenate the damaged tissues.

As a mom of an autistic child, Kelley is driven by curiosity about what caused her son to have this condition. For the last three years, she has been studying biomedical interventions and using parent based online-forum analysis to uncover the reasons for his autism. As a result, her son has improved tremendously in cognition and development. Kelley tries to be up to speed on traditional and new-millennium research tools and approaches based on research. She says, "I am fanatical about understanding autism, what is causing it, and how to help combat it better every day, week, and month."

It is this drive that caused her to find two stories of autistic children who have been to Costa Rica for this same treatment. These children, like Kenneth, are almost recovered.

Stem cell therapy is the use of adult stem cells to treat certain diseases. The stem cells are derived from the patient's own blood, bone marrow and/or fat. In general terms, stem cells are progenitor cells that lead to the creation of new cells. They are regenerative in their function; they are regenerative cells.

These cells are autologous stem cells as they have no ethical or moral issues and pose no possibility for rejection since they come from the patient. According to various studies, stem cells isolated from a patient (i.e. from the bone marrow or fat) have the ability to become different cell types (i.e. nerve cells, liver cells, heart cells and cartilage cells). Studies have also shown that these are capable of "homing in" on and repairing damaged tissue.

According to several religious denominations, adult stem cells are not encumbered by any ethical or moral dilemmas. Those ethical issues which apply to fetal and embryonic stem cells do not apply to adult stem cells. Both the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Church have issued papers which actually encourage research and the use of adult stem cells in the treatment of human disease, as an ethically acceptable alternative to the use of the ethically challenged fetal and embryonic stem cells.


Brief Explanation Of Ken's Treatment

Kenneth had 24 million stem cells--12 million CD34 stem cells for the brain and 12 million Mesenchymal stem cells for gastrointestinal issues. These were from donated umbilical cord blood. The process for preparing the stem cells involves striping the cells of all blood product. This is the expensive part of the process. Kenneth had injections over a period of four days.

There have been over 700 clinical trials in the US with adult stem cells. None of these trials have been for autism, but they have had success with other diseases such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and many others. Any thing good you hear about stem cells is all adult/umbilical cord stem cells. There have been no success stories from embryonic stem cells to date.

Adult stem cells differ from embryonic stem cells in the way that they will go into the body and have the potential to become any type of cell and they will seek out areas of damage and heal those areas. Adult stem cells will grow for a period of time, and then stop growing (maybe six months). This may cause the patient to plateau. Then, you may want to have another treatment, depending on how far the last one took you.

Embryonic stem cells on the other hand, will grow and grow and will not stop growing. They have the potential to become more of the same disease you are trying to treat or they may create new ones, such as cancer, years down the road.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Spect Scan Image!

Very long visit to the Amen Clinic in New York.  Dr. Lowe said that this is a very healthy brain image with no sign of toxicity or trauma.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Amazing QEEG Results!!!!

This is Kenneth's QEEG scans from 2007, two years before adult stem cells, and 2013 after six adult stem cell treatments. These are huge improvements. Dr. Lowe said that the 2007 scan looks like borderline seizures and would indicate that the brain was leading up to develop seizures. Dr. Fallapour told me that many areas in the brain are now functioning normally!!!


This is the 2007 scan when Ken was six years old.



This is Ken's scan today, 2013 at age 12!  Wow!

This is a picture of the QEEG.  Notice how almost all the red area is gone in the first head image!  The other pictures show huge improvements, as well!  See all the color changes indicating brain improvement.  Green is normalized activity.

  Today, the scans show that Ken has really good impulse control and there is no signs of Attention Deficit Disorder.  Also, the brain is functioning normally, there are no longer any learning disabilities showing up in the scans.


Friday, June 28, 2013

new york city!!!

This week, we were in New York city to see Dr. Fallahpour at the Brain Research Institute. He is going to review Ken's QEEG results from before stem cells back in 2007, and compare them with a QEEG done today. While in the city, we also sceduled an appointment with Dr. Lowe. Dr. Lowe is working on cutting edge research in autism treatments. He suggested we get a spect scan for Kenneth. Those results will be ready next week!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Daniel Faiella And Matthew--The First To Pioneer Stem Cells For Autism

I am amazed at how doctors in the autiswm community and parents who think they are doctors try to market and capitalize stem cells. They then try to take credit for it. Anyone out there that thinks this is ian original idea, get your ego checked. You are reading about stem cells for autism all because Daniel Faiella went public with his story and took time to share his results with the autism community. For this he was greatly attacked. Ken would not be almost recovered without Daniel Faiella's help. Thank you, Daniel and Ruth, for sharing your sons journey. www.RecoveringMatthew.blogspot.com is greatly missed.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Husband Is Phenomenal, Yet He Just Peels The Carrots...

There he stands by the sink, a scraper in his hand.  Monotonous movements, looking out the window.  In the backyard, the kids are laughing and playing.  And he peels the carrots.

I look at his face.  No expression.  He just saved the world. 


Where has he put all of his money?  Where has it gone?  Doesn't he know that we could have had a beautiful house on the ocean?  Instead, he has voices and laughter and thoughts and dreams.  He has done the impossible.  It is not possible to do what he has done.  Yet, he has done it.

Brains don't change.  But, he has found a way to change Ken's brain.  He has found a way to change Ken's life.  He has found a way to change our lives.  We were suppose to have a beautiful house on the ocean.  He has changed that for us.  Instead, we have a son who is normal.  Yet, he stands peeling carrots and listening to the laughter. 

I hope it was worth it--all the money you spent.  I hope you are happy.

You are a man who has done what no one can do.  You are a genius for your time.  You are a pioneer.  You are a visionary.  You are a hero--brave, determined, and selfless, yet you stand by the sink peeling carrots.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Panama April 2013--Ken's Sixth Stem Cell Treatment!

We spent one night at the Trump Plaza!  It was amazing and so beautiful.  Philip and Kenneth will never forget the fun they had--on the 37th floor.  Even the pool was on the 10th floor!




Four years ago this month, we went to the Stem Cell Institute for Ken's first stem cell treatment...Today, Ken is pretty much normal. His conversations are interesting and engaging, mostly when he is talking to adults. His mind is always thinking, in a serene, methodical way--in ways that make you sit beside him and want to think with him. He has a million questions and LOVES to do schoolwork and history. Extra tutoring hours after school to fill his quest for information previously hidden from him. He is the epitome of perfection, perfect manners, helpful to his father, full of happiness and LIFE. He plays with his seven year old sister, i feel he is catching up, but they do have fun adventures. IQ testing done in 2007 showed his iq was 52. IQ testing in January came back 86.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

With This Treatment, We May Have Hit The Jackpot!!



We are in Panama this week for another stem cell treatment.  This time, we have decided to get our first spinal infusion.  Ken is proud to be brave and has impressed everyone with his calm, strong demeanor.  He is an angel, a walking doll.  I could not ask for a more loyal companion, confidant, and friend.  How could my life be full of so many blessings?

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