Monthly Archives: January 2014
The Rikky Foresman stem cell story gathers steam: Williamsport, Pa. Sun Gazette article
‘Blazin’ a trail’
Dad: Son develops feeling, increased motion in his legs after stem cell therapy
January 16, 2014
QUOTE FROM RASHELE CAREY’S ARTICLE
“Tuesday was the first day I’ve seen Rikky (since the procedure),” said Denise Lorson, Rikky’s physical therapist at the Children’s Development Center. “I noticed his legs were not as contracted and he was straighter at the knees. He has increased sensation in the legs and feet and he could tell which foot I was touching.”
Lorson also said Rikky has more voluntary motion in his legs.
“Before, when Rikky would stand in his walker, he would stand with both of his feet together,” she said. “His muscles were so tight, his feet would be on top of each other.”
On Tuesday, Rikky was able to lift his feet while standing so that they weren’t crossed.
“I truly was very very impressed,” Lorson said. “The fact that he is able to have feeling will help him to not get infections, to know when something is hurt or know when he has a scratch before it could get infected.”
Do you believe in miracles? If not, read this!
Little Rikky could not feel anything below his knees but started doing so in the first few hours following his Nova Cells treatment!
POSTED BY RIKKY’S FOLKS ON THEIR LITTLE BOY’S FACEBOOK PAGE ON 1-8-2014 (Link further down below)
Check it out! Rikky had no feeling below his knees prior to the treatment! This is 30 minutes after he came out of the O.R. and we will see results for 6-8 MONTHS!
If you didn’t believe it before when we said it was going work then watch this!!!
CLICK PHOTO TO WATCH THE VIDEO (RIKKY’S FACEBOOK PAGE)
I just want to scream from the freaking rooftops, I am so full of joy and thankfulness! It exceded whatever I imagined to happen, just seeing hime moving his left leg is giving me chills over and over and over and over again! AND HIS LEGS ARE LOOSEY GOOSEY!EVEN MORE THAN AFTER THERAPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And posted tonight (1-8-2014) from SEAWORLD in San Diego at around 7 pm Pacific Time:
“FEEL MY LEGS, DAD”. So we are sitting watching the dolphin show and Rikky says this because he has shorts on and it’s a little chilly (we all have shorts on btw). He NEVER felt his lower legs before!
And posted to Rikky’s Facebook page on 1-14-2014:
Went to Rikky’s PT she is amazed at Rikky’s progress from the stem cells! She says it is unbelievable and she is going to write a letter that says how the stem cells worked so well on Rikky. She has been his PT since he was 2 months old, and she has been a PT for over 30 years. She is quite amazed! This makes me quite joyous because she validates what I have been seeing and I know now that I am not imagining things! This is only ONE WEEK after treatment, we will still have progress for 6 MONTHS!! This is so wonderful! I am so glad we decided to do this! I hope more people will see this progress with Rikky and get this for their kids too! I highly recommend NOVA CELLS INSTITUTE!!! THEY HAVE CHANGED OUR LIVES!!!!!!
POSTED ON 1-24-2014 ON RIKKY’S FACEBOOK PAGE:
OK, we seriously just went to ER because I haven’t been able to get a catheter in. The ER dr says he is voiding on his own and does not need to be cathed so call his uro Dr and get the tests done to be sure, but he is completely voiding ON HIS OWN!!!!!!
Check out Rikky’s FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/BlazinforRikky (Videos, posts, comments & more)
Update on Ryan Neighbors by her Mum, Shelly (Includes a link to a recent video of Ryan and 4 photos)
New video of Ryan standing ALMOST all on her own:
We are starting fundraising again this weekend. and our goal is to be back (to Nova Cells) by this summer/fall
Ryan’s core strength is MIND BLOWING. She’s breathing so much better and eating all sorts of different foods. She is also writing her name and is able to stabilize her trunk and balance when in a crawling position and when standing. Her legs aren’t doing as much as we hoped, BUT she has gained so much strength in her core and in other places I never even thought of it helping her legs. I know for a fact we wouldn’t be where we are today without your help and the stem cells. Hopefully a 2nd round will do much more.
We love you guys and can’t wait to see you again.
GOD IS GOOD. Love you guys MUCHO!!!!
AND IN A FEBRURY 10, 2014 EMAIL SHELLY HAD THIS TO SHARE WITH NCIM’S GRACE:
I have so much to tell you and show you!
Ryan is moving her legs on her own CONTROLLED!! We’re not walking – but this is a step in the right direction.
Not only that – but she recently had a sleep study to check on her central sleep apnea. Before stem cells, she was having 66 episodes per night. After we Only had 7! They are thinking about taking her off her oxygen!
We hope to see you all again before this fall. I have videos to send but I’m at the gym. I send them when I get home. We love you and hope all is well.