Scleroderma is a group of autoimmune diseases that sometimes result in changes to the skin, muscles, and internal organs. The disease can be either localized to the skin or involve other organs. Common symptoms include patches of thickened skin, hardening of the skin, stiffness, fatigue, and poor blood flow to the fingers or toes in cold exposure. Patients afflicted with scleroderma often describe it as ‘turning their skin into stone’. In many cases, adult stem cells have successfully reset the immune system, giving the patient a safer and more comfortable life. Watch these success stories.
To say Dave Kurtz has always lived an active life is a dramatic understatement. He ran a major electrical contracting company, raised a family and trained and competed in Ironman triathlons consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bicycle race and a 26 mile marathon run.
But one day, while training, Dave noticed a change within himself. “I was just not where I should be,” said Dave. “I was experienced, I'd been through seven of these things before, and I knew how I should feel. I was flat, and I was losing my interest. That bothered me. I kept thinking, ‘Something's not right…” Read More >>>
Tony Underhill lived a full, active life until Systemic Scleroderma ravaged his body and confined him to a wheelchair. The autoimmune disease slowly hardened his skin until he could hardly move.
“I nicknamed it ‘the beast inside of me’ “, says Tony. “It’s like having an anaconda, a baby anaconda, growing inside of you, that grows just a little bit every day and he just keeps squeezing on you every day, every day. Every day he keeps squeezing on you.” Read More >>>
Amy Daniels was terrified when she learned that she had Scleroderma- a disease that causes the tissue in the skin, blood vessels, and muscles to harden. It's known as the disease that turns people into stone. Amy was fortunate to get into a medical study that used Adult Stem Cells from her own body to save her life. Read More >>>