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Young Holly's Brave Stem-Cell Quest

Each morning 11-year old Holly Arvidson wakes, she hopes it will be the day she will be given sight. Holly and her family have returned from China where the 11-year-old from Denman underwent the first round of a controversial stem cell treatment which will hopefully result in her being able to see. Holly, who was born blind, is believed to be the 20th child to travel to china from Australia for stem cell treatment which has not been approved in the country. The treatment, which involves a number of stem cell injections over a four-week period, is achieving results and has an 80 per cent success rate, Mrs. Arvidson said. The Arvidsons hope that over the next six months Holly's vision will progressively start to improve and she will gain some light perception. "The second treatment should bring sight and a third even better sight. We plan to return to China next year," Mrs. Arvidson said.

Each morning 11-year old Holly Arvidson wakes, she hopes it will be the day she will be given sight.
Holly and her family have returned from China where the 11-year-old from Denman underwent the first round of a controversial stem cell treatment which will hopefully result in her being able to see. Holly, who was born blind, is believed to be the 20th child to travel to china from Australia for stem cell treatment which has not been approved in the country.  The treatment, which involves a number of stem cell injections over a four-week period, is achieving results and has an 80 per cent success rate, Mrs. Arvidson said. The Arvidsons hope that over the next six months Holly's vision will progressively start to improve and she will gain some light perception. "The second treatment should bring sight and a third even better sight. We plan to return to China next year," Mrs. Arvidson said.

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