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Stem Cell Treatment Aids Walker

Just over a month ago attorney Teresa Walker Mason, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Walker and Joyce N. Walker, began her medical quest to Qingdao, China, to receive stem cell treatments not available in the United States. The debilitating and deadly hereditary condition she was diagnosed with a year ago, at age 39, is Olivopontocerebellar atrophy, a specific form of the neurological condition Ataxia. There is no precise treatment for her condition; therefore, Mason sought treatment at a Chinese hospital that uses stem cells obtained from umbilical cords from live births. Mason said while she has experienced immediate results from the treatments, her doctors in China indicate that it will take two to six months for the stems cells to effectively synchronize with her existing cells. She said there are noticeable improvements, although she still feels herself trembling a little when she is tired, and her gait is not completely smooth.

Just over a month ago attorney Teresa Walker Mason, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Walker and Joyce N. Walker, began her medical quest to Qingdao, China, to receive stem cell treatments not available in the United States. The debilitating and deadly hereditary condition she was diagnosed with a year ago, at age 39, is Olivopontocerebellar atrophy, a specific form of the neurological condition Ataxia. There is no precise treatment for her condition; therefore, Mason sought treatment at a Chinese hospital that uses stem cells obtained from umbilical cords from live births. Mason said while she has experienced immediate results from the treatments, her doctors in China indicate that it will take two to six months for the stems cells to effectively synchronize with her existing cells. She said there are noticeable improvements, although she still feels herself trembling a little when she is tired, and her gait is not completely smooth.

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