Paralyzed off-road enthusiast, vgrafen, has just released his book, Scouring the globe for a cure: a disabled man’s experiences with stem cell treatment.
Both a medical travelogue and a commentary on current beliefs and practices as they relate to spinal cord injury, the book chronicles vgrafen’s search for a cure for paralysis, and is centered upon his experimental stem cell treatment in Azerbaijan in January 2006.
vgrafen is honest, direct, and entertaining. v comments on foreign and American medical attitudes towards curing spinal cord injury, and spares no one -especially himself- in his examination of the state of paralysis research and treatment, and all things disabled.
The book is a must-read for anyone who has experienced a catastrophic injury or disease and is considering a foreign medical treatment; anecdotes and insights, along with essential travel tips and vgrafen’s unique spin on all he experiences, make the book rewarding. Medical tourists and health travelers, who comprise a growing number of patients seeking treatment outside the United States, along with people interested in understanding the problems and considerations facing those with catastrophic injuries, will find Scouring the globe for a cure… valuable and uplifting. v’s positive, humorous, anti-victim attitude in all he faces will inspire and encourage.
Athlete, father, teacher and coach, 48 year old vgrafen resides in rural Butte County in Northern California with his wife of 18 years and two sons.
Scouring the globe for a cure: a disabled man’s experiences with stem cell treatment is available at at the following web address:
A percentage of every sale goes to the CareCure foundation at Rutgers University, and the Northern California Spinal Cord Injury Group.
Nathan Richards