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Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
Not Everyone On Board With Autism ‘Awareness’
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As Autism Awareness Month kicks off, hundreds of buildings will light up blue and a documentary about autism will screen nationally, but not everyone in the autism community is pleased with so much attention being paid to “awareness.”

Through Facebook, a budding movement is growing among those hoping to shift the conversation from one focused on a cure to an effort centered more on tolerance.

“I was a bit tired of seeing ‘awareness day’ events tied to organizations that are asking for donations,” says Paula Durbin-Westby, 52, who has autism and started a Facebook event called “Autism Acceptance Day” after hearing from others who felt hurt by traditional awareness events that didn’t highlight positive aspects of the developmental disorder.

So far, more than 1,000 people have signed on to participate in the grassroots effort. Meanwhile, a similar Facebook group called “Autism Understanding and Acceptance” has just over 1,700 members.

“A lot of what gets passed off as awareness paints autism as a death sentence,” says Melanie Yergeau, 27, an Ohio State University graduate student with Asperger’s syndrome who’s helping plan a poetry and essay reading featuring the work of individuals with autism in honor of Autism Acceptance Day. “This year we want to start off April with an acceptance message.”

The efforts come as more traditional awareness month activities are taking hold.

Wretches & Jabberers,” a film about two men with autism, will start playing Friday at AMC Theatres. The movie will screen in 40 cities across the country during April through a deal with the Autism Society, which will receive some of the proceeds.

Meanwhile, more than 700 buildings and landmarks around the globe including Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House in Australia will light up blue Friday and Saturday nights as part of an Autism Speaks effort to mark World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

Many NBA teams are also participating in the “Light It Up Blue” initiative by turning arenas blue, airing public service announcements during games and other activities.

Posted: 4/8/2011 9:39:12 AM by Guest Blogger | with 0 comments

Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.

from a Hint of Halite Productions…in conjunction with a Speck of NaCl…

THE 510(K)

Do you have a new product or medical device?

Is it defective “with the potential for life-threatening or serious, permanent harm“? 


We can still bring it to market!

If you can prove that it is similar to an existing product, we can fast track it using the 510(k) review process!




Now here is the good news!
  1. There is NO human testing required on your device!
  2. There is NO manufacturing plant inspections required on your device!
From the article:
“National Research Center for Women & Families looked at medical devices recalled from 2005 to 2009 for defects with the potential for life-threatening or serious, permanent harm.  They found 80 out of 113 recalled products, or 71 percent, were cleared through a shorter FDA review process known as 510(K) that was designed for low- and moderate-risk devices.  The faster review allows approval if a device is similar to another on the market. The FDA usually does not require human testing or manufacturing plant inspections.  Most new devices are cleared through that process.”
Dear FDA-
This is great news!  I was devastated when my brand new product failed it’s review because it is defective, has been recalled and has the potential for life-threatening or serious, permanent harm!  I put so much time and money into it’s development.  Your fast track review process is a life saver (yes, I know, an ironic, morbid and bad joke).  Please submit my device for review under the 510(k) process as I think you will find that my device is “similar to another on the market.”   In fact, it is similar for the following reasons:
  • It has been recalled, so it is specifically similar to “80 out of 113 recalled products, or 71 percent” that have also been recalled.
  • It is similar due to it’s being defective like so many defective devices you have approved.
  • It is similar because it has the potential to be life-threatening.
  • It is similar because it can cause serious, permanent harm.
I think you will have no recourse other to agree that my new device is similar and should be accepted and reviewed under 510(k) process.  When it passes despite the potential for harm that it will almost definitely fulfill, as I’m sure it will, there will be even one more similarity!
Warm regards-
Defective…but now still marketable!
Do you know why there is no fast track approval process for adult stem cell treatments?  Because adult stem cell treatments are unique in that they can not prove any similarity to pre-existing defective and life threatening devices.  Here is why adult stem cells just don’t get along with pre-exiting drugs, products and devices; here is the true “problem” with adult stem cells…
  • They treat 130+ DISEASES around the world
  • They have a 60-80% SUCCESS RATE typical therapeutic benefit
  • There are RIGOROUSLY ASSESSED & SCRUTINIZED treatment centers
  • There are POTENTIAL CURES of Autism, Parkinson’s, AIDs, Diabetes, Heart Disease and more
  • They provide HUGE REWARDS of life extension
  • They provide SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED quality of life
There is not ONE pre-existing product, drug, device or treatment that can claim this.


Adult stem cells are incredibly unique, like a snowflake, so…no fast track review process.  Sorry guys!
But if it makes you feel any better, your choices of brand new and improved defective or life threatening products and devices that do slightly different things from previous defective or life threatening products and devices seem to be increasing in leaps and bounds!  This SUV comes in red, blue, green and now….black and silver!  Hooray!

Posted: 2/15/2011 9:52:07 AM by Guest Blogger | with 0 comments

Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS (IPSC) are not the stem cells we usually hear about because they are human skin cells (typically) that are regressed to an embryonic state.  The problem with the is that they carry the genetic abnormalities of the donor and they form cysts and tumors like embryonic stem cells.  SO they are useless for treating diseases until these problems are resolved.  Or are they?  Scientists have used IPSC to grow cells with Autism.  They can now follow the path of the disease  almost from embryo to fully mature cells and will learn a lot more about it. – dg


“Their findings, published in the Nov. 12, 2010, issue of Cell, revealed disease-specific cellular defects, such as fewer functional connections between Rett neurons, and demonstrated that these symptoms are reversible, raising the hope that, one day, autism maybe turn into a treatable condition.
“Mental disease and particularly autism still carry the stigma of bad parenting,” says lead author Alysson Muotri, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
“We show very clearly that autism is a biological disease that is caused by a developmental defect directly affecting brain cells.”
Posted: 2/14/2011 9:57:34 AM by Guest Blogger | with 0 comments

Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
A friend asked:

when are they going to allow us to use stem cells for autism in this country??? I am getting impatient every treatment center I’ve called here (in the US) says they wont do it! I am having a baby in feb and want to use the cord blood for my son but when will I ever be able to? anyone know?

WHY NO STEM CELLS IN THE US (FOR AUTISM)? – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/why-no-stem-cells-in-the-us/

STEM CELLS FOR AUTISM – PROGRESS TO DATE – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/stem-cells-for-autism/

POTENTIAL OF STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR AUTISM – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/potential-of-stem-cell-treatments-for-autism/

TREATMENTS AVAILABLE TODAY – Asperger’s is an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  To see if you or your loved one might be a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy, click here:http://repairstemcells.org/Treatment/Treatment-Request.aspx?d=Autism


Posted: 2/10/2011 9:42:44 AM by Guest Blogger | with 0 comments

Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.

The Faiella Family Has A New Book About Autism

Over the last two years, I have tried to follow the life of the Faiella family, mainly through their stem cell blog, but also through various news stories.  Matthew Faiella, a 9 year old boy,  born with autism, has two amazing parents who have tried to provide him with the tools to help improve his quality of life.  Namely, these tools have come from stem cell research using adult stem cells and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

Hard Work And Research

Now, the Faiella family has come out with a new book, titled Out of the Darkness, The Faiella Family's Journey to Recover their Autistic Son . In this book review, Kent Huckenlively, of  The Age of Autism website, summarizes the Faiella story about how Daniel (Matthew's father) working as a bellboy at a hotel, has worked so hard and done his research to provide Matthew with the adult stem cells and hyperbaric oxygen treatment that has changed Matthew in so many ways:

The prognosis given to their son (Matthew) a few months later was similarly grim.  He was diagnosed as severely autistic, flapping all day, and engaging in constant unusual vocalizations.  Even after years of ABA therapy he could only speak in two word sentences.  The doctor suggested institutionalizing him.  The book details many of the therapies they tried, but note that two seemed to work especially well for him, HBOT therapy and stem cells.

In November of this year the Faiella family will go down to Costa Rica for their fourth and they believe final stem cell treatment.  Matthew has made extraordinary progress and Daniel told me that when a local television reporter came over to do a story on them he could not believe Matthew had ever been autistic.  At most an outside observer would conclude he has some developmental delays.

Not Feeling Sorry For Himself

Daniel wasn't waiting for a bunch of moaning scientists lamenting their lack of funds so they could do an experiment on mice that could pay dividends - 20 years from now. Daniel saw what was out there and knowing that adult stem cells wouldn't hurt his son and knowing that the most risk was the risk of loss of money, he took a chance and it paid off.

Daniel Faiella is a man all of us Americans (and others) can aspire to be.  He wasn't dealt a perfect hand in life, far from it, but instead of folding and complaining and feeling sorry for himself, he went out and did his research on adult stem cells.  And then he went and got it for his son.  He did his research on hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  And then went out and got it for his son.

He raised the money somehow to provide his son with both and now it is paying dividends for him.  The Faiellas aren't wealthy in terms of money, but they are wealthy in the love and support they provide for his son.  In short, Daniel is a true warrior. 

Excerpt From Stem Cell Research for Autism Book

Here is an introduction the stem cell for autism book:  Matthew Faiella sat comfortably in the exam room of the small Costa Rican clinic. Although he couldn’t really comprehend the event about to unfold or the journey it took to get him to this moment. His parents reassured him everything would be fine. It was February of 2008. Matthew was about to become one of the first children in the world to receive cord blood/adult stem cell injections for autism. This is the story of the Faiella family’s struggle to recover their son from autism.

Autism and Stem Cell Resources

The Faiella's received their stem cell treatment courtesy of the Institute of Cellular Medicine in Costa Rica and run by the good folks of Medistem.  You can see their published research study on stem cell therapy for autism here.

Other posts I have done on Matthew Faiella are "Proud Mom Says Adult Stem Cells Helped Her Child's Autism"
and "Repair Stem Cells Help Autistic Child Act Like "A Typical Child" For His Age"

Kenneth Kelley is a Maine boy who along with his loving family, has seemingly followed the Faiella's trailblazing path and his autism is improving from both Hyperbaric Oxygen and stem cell treatment in Costa Rica.  More on Kenneth and his autism here

Also, another stem cell treatment center in Germany is having success with adult stem cell treatment.  See this "stem cell success story" and this "stem cell research results"

Go visit the Faiella family website if you want to be inspired.

If you are interested in stem cell therapy for autism or perhaps another condition, please send me an email at don@repairstemcells.org and put "TREATMENT" in the subject line.
Posted: 11/1/2009 1:05:34 AM by Patrick Dalton | with 0 comments

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