Russell Scott is from Austin, Texas and was a former World-Class Team Bike Racer and a member of the US National Cycling Team. Everything was going well in his career until last 1991, he was diagnosed with MS and the news came in a month before he got married. Prior to his diagnosis, he was starting to see symptoms of his illness but disregarded them until 2 years later they had their first child, his left arm started to deteriorate and eventually couldn’t drive and then realized that the MS has already progressed. He has used a variety of treatments possible for his MS and that includes the use of Disease Modifying Drugs (DMDs) which just basically slow down the progression of MS but not improve it. He is planning to receive an HSCT Treatment – a two tiered approach that is compose of a chemo therapy and the stem cell treatment in Mexico which he is currently crowd funding in order for him to receive the treatments. Find out more of Russell’s take on his MS Diagnosis and his courses of actions toward his treatment.
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- How Russell Scott, a former World-class Team Bike racer, took the news after being diagnosed with MS
- About the various treatments he has under been since he learned that he had this illness
- When he realized that the MS has already progressed into his system
- Of his plans to receive an HSCT Treatment in Mexico
- About his crowd funding activity in Youcaring.com
- About how the Facebook groups have helped him in gathering information as he plans to receive treatments
- What Russell expects and hopes to get from the treatment
- What his advice are to patients who are planning to receive the same treatment as he is
- Russell Scott’s crowd funding activity
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC9-LwRJ7pw – Stem Cell Therapy Fundraiser in Youtube
- TexasBikeRacing.com – article about Russell’s MS story
The Onwards Medical Breakthrough
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“The technique is based on a state-of-the-art personalized medicine approach developed by his boss, Steven Rosenberg at the National Cancer Institute, to expand tumor infiltrating lymphocytes against metastatic melanoma.”
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