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Parents raising cash to take baby for stem cell treatment in China

Born with optic nerve hypoplasia, Kenidee Benton only knows her parents by the pitch of their voices and the unique contours of their faces. Optic nerve hypoplasia is a congenital condition that causes the underdevelopment of optic nerves. After her diagnosis, Kenidee's American doctors gave her young parents little reason to hope. That was before the Bentons learned about an experimental treatment thousands of miles across the world - one that other parents of children with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) says works. At the Beike Biotechnology Clinic in Hangzhou, China, parents have told Kenidee's grandparents that their children have been injected with multiple courses of umbilical stem cells in their spines and, as a result, regained some of their vision. Now Kenideeā€™s parents are trying to raise $75,000 to take her to China for umbilical cord stem cell treatments in an effort to restore some of her vision.

Born with optic nerve hypoplasia, Kenidee Benton only knows her parents by the pitch of their voices and the unique contours of their faces. Optic nerve hypoplasia is a congenital condition that causes the underdevelopment of optic nerves. After her diagnosis, Kenidee's American doctors gave her young parents little reason to hope. That was before the Bentons learned about an experimental treatment thousands of miles across the world - one that other parents of children with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) says works. At the Beike Biotechnology Clinic in Hangzhou, China, parents have told Kenidee's grandparents that their children have been injected with multiple courses of umbilical stem cells in their spines and, as a result, regained some of their vision. Now Kenidee’s parents are trying to raise $75,000 to take her to China for umbilical cord stem cell treatments in an effort to restore some of her vision.

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