Category Archives: -Encouraging Stories

‘Blazin’ a trail’ Dad: Son develops feeling, increased motion in his legs after stem cell therapy

Four-year-old Rikky Foresman is having a lot of firsts. Last week, Rikky, his parents and three older siblings traveled to a women and children’s hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, for stem cell therapy to treat his spina bifida myelomeningocele. “This hospital has this ‘beacon factor,’ ” said Rikky’s father, Rik Foresman, of Old Lycoming Township, as he described the process to

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Ohio Girl with Spina Bifida Makes Gains

Family raising money to make second trip to China for more therapy Zanesville Times Recorder Roseville, OH —Watching her daughter taking her own steps is a blessing for Jessica McCulloch. “Ava can walk 300 feet with braces in high-tops,” McCulloch said. “She uses her wheelchair when necessary, but we don’t push her in it as much. We want her to

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