Little Jaydee's Stem Cell Treatment for Autism
Organized by: Mary Lewis
Our little angel James aka "Jaydee" was born in March of 2014. There were some unexpected complications during his birth. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck twice and he was blue. Thankfully they were able to resuscitate him but he had to spend his first few days of life in the NICU. We took him home and he did very well, during his first year he developed normally. He hit all of his developmental milestones right on target, smiling, laughing, rolling over, sitting up, babbling and cooing, walking etc. From 12-18 months he continued developing normally. He had started talking, and was very socially interactive with us. We marveled at how expressive he was, he had such a personality! He was so loving, he used to give us kisses all the time. He especially adored his older brother, and he loved to run around and kick the ball back and forth "playing soccer" with daddy. Sometime between 18-24 however, everything changed.
In a very short period of time, what seemed like overnight, we noticed something was very wrong with our typically happy little boy. He had lost his words, he could no longer made eye-contact with us, nor would he acknowledge the presence of anyone anymore. He lost all communication and social interaction, and would just wander around aimlessly never responding to his name or any attempts by others to interact with him. He started tearing up his books, and trying to destroy his toys. His silliness, expressiveness and personality faded away. He was just gone.
Desperate for answers we had him evaluated and he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His screening scored him on the severe end of the spectrum. Finally we had an explanation for what was happening to our precious son, who is now an empty shell of his former self.
Upon recieving the diagnosis, the reality of the situation hit us like a ton of bricks. To say that we were devastated is an understatement. The suddenness of it was shattering – one minute you think you have a normal child with a bright future, and in an instant you are told your child will have no prospect of ever leading a fulfilling and independent life.
It has been heartbreaking to see our precious little boy suffer from some of the associated debilitating symptoms and comorbid conditions of ASD. He has painful gastrointestinal issues, hyperactivity, chronic facial tics, sleep disorder, and sensory processing disorder (hypersensitivity to lights, sounds, smells, tastes, textures, and visual input). Everyday eating is extremely difficult for James, holding down every bite is struggle.
The mainstream medical profession says that Autism is untreatable and incurable, we refuse to believe it. With this conviction we hit the ground running. After doing extensive research, we discovered that there IS hope for recovery. We learned about the many alternative treatment options available, and we are are encouraged by the vast number of successful recovery stories. We are currently utilizing all treatment resources available to us. James has started intensive early behavioral intervention therapies for speech, physical, Occupational, and ABA. In the short time he has been receiving services he is starting to show signs of improvement but we still have a long way to go.
Every day is a struggle, as we continue to work towards bringing him out of his isolated world and back into ours.
In addition to his current therapy services, we are confident that he would benefit substantially from Biomedical treatments and nutritional support.
We are also especially excited about the overwhelming success recovery rates from stem cell therapy, which has become our ultimate treatment goal for James. Stem cells have shown substantial promise in the treatment of Autism, and it has also been proven by far, to be the most effective treatment option for his type of symptoms. Statistics have shown that the earlier the treatment, the more positive the results. His application for candidacy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama has already been approved, but the cost is around $17,000 which is financially out of reach for us.
Our love for James goes beyond measure. We would move the heavens and the earth to help him be the best person that he can be, and we will NEVER give up on him! We long for the day he initiates interaction with us. We long for the day he communicates with us and is able to tell us how he feels. We would give anything to have our son back. We know in our hearts that stem cell therapy is our sons best chance for a brighter future.
Please help support our son Jaydee's journey to recovery, we can make a miracle happen for him but we can't do it alone. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated, thank you so much in advance!