The word is getting around! The more we share it the more people read about it! AND, if you haven’t noticed we are getting closer to our goal every day! Most of our advertising is via face book, as that’s our main communication to the world (haha), but also word of mouth. Those who have other networks are WELCOME and ENCOURAGED to share it any other way.
Some people have questioned the process of which stem cells are retrieved. We just want to clarify that this facility uses adult stem cells only and no embryonic cells will be used during any treatments PERIOD! If any one has any questions we are more than willing to try and answer all of them. There is also some links on the left hand side of the blog under the ‘Check this Out’ section that might help too. One goes specifically to the facility that will work with us (Beike Biotech), and also some face book pages there as well that you can check out.
We are now in the process of getting all medical records sent out to the doctors in China! This excites me greatly! Each step forward is a step closer to improvement in our son’s sight! We are also now planning our first fundraiser event, a Beef and Beer, and are looking for donations of any kind for prize baskets that will be auctioned off. Also, if any one knows of a good place that might help us with the event or if you feel you would like to be a big part of the planning and setting up just let us know. There will be plenty of things that will need to be done including, selling tickets, getting permits together, and many other things. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dubdilla@yahoo.com and we will let you know how you can help! More information will be posted about when and where it will be held when we get it all worked out.
While all that is going on…..
Doug is now officially completely off bottles! Mom stopped him cold turkey and he had absolutely no problem with it! He is pulling himself up any where he can and rolls around to get from place to place. We had the opportunity to go to the zoo with some family and had a blast! Doug got to play with a little bunny and loved his fur... he did so well with his ‘gentle hands,’ and we also marched in the parade to stand up for extinction… Ok so Dougie was strolled and I walked, but we were still in the parade! All in all this has been a very busy, productive, fun week, with many more like this to come!
Keep up all the great work with sharing our page. We are so thankful for any and every help we get!
- Doug was born on September 1, 2010. At 2 months old he was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia(ONH). ONH is when you have an under developed optic nerve causing vision impairment. In Doug’s case, his optic nerves are about 75% smaller than average size. We were told there was nothing we can do to improve his vision, but we refused to believe that was it. After hearing about stem cell treatments being done in China, that include multiple injections & various therapies, we began fundraising. We were able to raise enough money and went to China end of July, 2012. Since then we have noticed multiple changes in Dougie's vision. He is responding to things double to triple the length he was prior, and also reacting to different colors that he had never responded to prior to going. We are ready to go back and have began fundraising for more treatments because we feel they will only improve his vision more. These treatments are not cheap and insurance does not cover any of it. Starting at $24,000 plus travel and expenses, we need around $40,000 total. We did it once; we know we can do it again! Please help us create this MIRACLE and help give our son the gift of sight.