Stem cells are the repair cells of your body. When there aren’t enough of them, or they aren’t working properly, chronic diseases can manifest and persist. From industry leaders, sport stars, and Hollywood icons to thousands of everyday, ordinary people, stem cell therapy has helped when standard medicine failed. Many of them had lost hope. These are their stories.
Neil H Riordan, author of MSC: Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine’s Next Frontier, the definitive textbook on clinical stem cell therapy, brings you an easy-to-read book about how and why stem cells work, and why they’re the wave of the future.
Fred’s Guide to Stem Cell Transplants… If You’re Facing a Stem Cell Transplant-Fred Can Help! Chances are, if you are reading this, you or someone you love has cancer. Fred knows it can feel like an impossible, insurmountable challenge. He has been through two stem cell transplants. He knows what it’s like to endure and survive the rough ride of diagnosis, assessing the risks, finding a donor, and dealing with the side effects. Having come out on the other side, Fred and Kathy have collected observations, ideas, suggestions, and insights to help you on your journey. Most of all, Fred’s Guide to Stem Cell Transplants is an encouraging, supportive resource to help you find the powers within you to add to your own healing plan. Fred and Kathy are ready to lend you their perspective on courage, persistence, and how your friends and family can support your healing process. Fred and Kathy were married for 44 years when Fred was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fred’s life was saved when a donor stepped forward. Now living with gratitude, this book is their way of Paying It Forward. Illustrations by Allai Kaushik
This is a hysterical book about a woman who found out she had Multiple Sclerosis, began declining rapidly and decided to take charge of her own health. It is her funny take on how she got M.S., why she got M.S., and what she did about it. The medications she was given by her doctors were no longer working so in March of 2000 she volunteered for a stem cell transplant at Scripps in San Diego, CA. During this experiment she almost died. So she listened to comedy tapes. It was the laughter that kept her alive. So now that she has been given a second chance at life, she decided to become a comedian and make everybody laugh.
MORE REVIEWS “Wonderful, amazing, heartbreaking, inspiring.” ~ Britta Wilder, writer and painter “Inspiration for anyone diagnosed with a serious disease. It shows that IT IS possible to not only beat the odds, but to pursue your passion at the same time.” ~ John DeKoven, Bunjo’s Comedy Club “Really good read. Thanks for the insightful look into your life. You’re a brave woman.” ~ Rich Stimbra, Asst. Dir. SFCC