Friday, September 28, 2007

Does the MSM *want* my nephew to stay paralyzed?

It's prolifers, those of us opposed to ESCR (embryonic stem cell research) who are painted in the MSM as being mean-spirited and wanting to keep people disabled and sick. But how come these champions of patients' rights keep silent about adult stem cell research (ASCR) that is restoring function to spinal cord injured patients?

This is the second facility I've learned of that is having success like this. The other, in Portugal, has treated 30 patients successfully, with published peer-reviewed results on the seven patients who have completed the 18-month follow-up. Look at these results from Ecuador:

Dr. Luis Geffner presented a preliminary report on September 17 at the 2007 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego. From May 2006 to August 2007, 38 patients with SCI were treated at Luis Vernaza Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. They were treated with autologous bone marrow stem cells – meaning the cells were extracted from the patients’ own bone marrow, taken from the hip bone (iliac crests).

Of the 25 patients who provided more than three months and up to 14 months follow up: 15 gained the ability to stand up, 10 could walk on the parallels with braces, seven could walk without braces and five could walk with crutches. Three patients recovered full bladder control, and 10 patients regained some form of sexual function. No adverse events or abnormal reactions to implantation were observed.

The press release, intended to attract investors, says, "More information on the study is available upon request, including video of some patients who underwent treatment." Let me tell you, I'm making that request!

I'm getting really, really angry. The gatekeepers of the MSM are manipulating the general public and people with these injuries, keeping them in the dark about ASCR treatments that are working to help patients right now, because they want us to think that the only possible cures are ones that involve killing embryos. They're more interested in painting us as monsters than they are in seeing people like my nephew walk again.

Why is it that once somebody embraces the idea of ESCR, they become in thrall to it this way, that they'd deny people like my nephew this information?


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