May Otero, Ataxia | Stem Cell Treatment Testimonial

On November 9th, Swedish Ataxia patient May Otero arrived in Shixin Hospital located just outside Shenzhen, China. May had been suffering from Ataxia since June of 2013 and flew to China to undergo adult stem cell treatment in hopes of improving her condition. Before treatment her symptoms were poor balance, difficulty walking, an inability to articulate her words and raise her voice, as well as decreasing muscle strength and energy. After a short stay in the hospital and a specialized comprehensive treatment protocol which included 8 umbilical cord blood stem cell (UCBSC) packets administered by IV and lumbar puncture, May was feeling back to her old self as you can see in her testimonial.

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