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Thread: Ricci Kilgore (found a cure)

  1. #11
    Damn, it's like watching the Chris Reeve superbowl commercial.

    Here's the link:
    No one ever became unsuccessful by helping others out

  2. #12
    I had posted the following on a different thread earlier:

    Unconfirmed whether "trout" is really Ricci Kilgore. Here is Riccis' backstory.

    On March 19, 2000, Kilgore and her teammates were returning from a track-and-field meet in Reno. Their van hit black ice in Burley, Idaho, and slid into oncoming traffic. Everyone was wearing seat belts; Kilgore's failed, and she was ejected 60 feet from the van.

    fast forward a few years.

    Never one to procrastinate, Kilgore found herself the following summer on a plane to La Romana in the Dominican Republic to undergo surgery with German stem-cell specialist Dr. Albert Scheller and Dr.William Rader of Malibu, Calif. For both doctors, this was an experimental project. Scheller had spent years researching the possibilities of fetal stem cells, which are the most potent cells available for this type of treatment, and tested them on small animals with success. Kilgore would be their first human patient.

    The two-part surgery, in which the team gave Kilgore 50 cubic centimeters of stem cells from an aborted fetus through a series of intravenous and stomach injections, proved to be a success. Although it is difficult to substantiate that the stem cells are the actual cause, new tissue began to grow in her legs that enabled her to use the muscles above her knees again. Within four months after the second injection, the paralysis had decreased to her knees and below. She was able to walk short distances and even climb stairs with the aid of a cane.

    side note: Dr. Albert Scheller, died of severe heart disease, according to assistant coroner John Fudenberg.

    Scheller, who was found dead in his room at The Mirage on Aug. 29, (2005) was in Las Vegas to visit Horn, who had undergone stem-cell treatment with Scheller in Germany in June.

    Information on Dr. William Rader:

    In the early 1990s, Ukrainian researchers familiar with the institute's work started a Kiev company called EmCell, charging $25,000 per treatment.

    Some of its first American patients came about 10 years ago with Dr. William C. Rader, a Malibu psychiatrist who ran a chain of eating disorder clinics and worked as an on-air medical expert for KABC-TV in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

    Rader, who had heard about EmCell through a business contact, later formed his own company, offering treatments in the Bahamas.

    The Bahamian government asked him to leave in 2000 after a New York television station aired a critical report.

    Rader, who said his cells come from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, now meets patients one weekend a month in the beachfront city of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. His company, Medra Inc., is based in Malibu.
    Last edited by chasb; 06-11-2007 at 07:39 PM.

  3. #13
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

  4. #14
    A friend of hers called her trout in the youtube comments.

    Newsreview isn't too scientific, they said tissue began to grow in her legs.

    Congrats on the Paralympics, Ricci!

  5. #15
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

  6. #16
    More info I found

    Woman Credits Stem Cells for Walking Again 11/22/2006

    Ricci Kilgore is a part of the international research with stem cell treatments. She’s a Reno High graduate who suffered a paralyzing accident at the age of 19. In fact, she was told she’d never walk again. 7 years after her accident, she is walking again. And she believes it’s the stem cells that are making it possible.
    She works out at least 4 times a week. Her recovery is one step at a time. Her spirit is unbreakable and her progress for the most part is unbelievable. She credits hard work, a good attitude and stem cell treatments.
    “I was paralyzed from my waist down when I first went down there,” Kilgore said. “Within the first 2 treatments, I’ve gained 65% back of the muscle mass and motor control and it just continues to get better.”
    Kilgore is working with U.S. doctors who do stem cell treatments at a clinic in the Dominican Republic. She said it’s amazing how the cells seem to work.
    “It knows exactly what to do,” Kilgore said. “They’re not programmed. That takes a lot out of you and I tell people you know, how kids are growing up and they are so tired when and when they take naps. That’s exactly how I feel. There is so much regeneration going on in their bodies to try and keep up. So you’re tired all the time.”
    Ron Conaster has been working with Kilgore for about a year now.
    A world class athlete in high school, Kilgore was headed for the Olympics in pole vaulting before the accident. She still takes on every sport that strikes her fancy and was listed 4th in the U.S. for disabled skiing last year. But it’s her overall progress here that’s most important to her.
    “I thought when she first came in that we’d see subtle changes,” Conaster said. “But the changes are huge. They, they’re unexplainable really.”
    “I’m totally a true believer in the stem cells,” Kilgore said. “But I know if I didn’t do things to stimulate them with activities they wouldn’t be turning on.”
    Kilgore has invested more than $30,000 in the treatments so far, so her commitment is a financial workout too. And it’s all political but to her, it’s worth the risk.
    “Of course it’s taking chances,” Kilgore said. “I’d be used as a guinea pig. But somebody’s got to do that, somebody’s got to take that role.”
    And she says if the able-bodied could walk in her shoes, they too would feel the need to take a chance.

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    If only we could be so lucky to go there and get it done.

    Stay safe my son. See you around thanksgiving!

  8. #18
    So this happened awhile ago?

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    Rader, who said his cells come from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, now meets patients one weekend a month in the beachfront city of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. His company, Medra Inc., is based in Malibu.
    Dr. Rader and Medra have been red flags in the past.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeky
    Dr. Rader and Medra have been red flags in the past.
    There are posts regarding previous questionable activities by this Dr.

    The odd thing about this story is that the patient seems so credible, yet there is very little information (that I have found at least) as far as her asia status after injury, complete or incomplete, recovery before treatment, x-rays, etc.

    If there is anything of substance behind this story, these facts should come out to be analyzed by those qualified to do so.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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