Rickey Turner, an ex-police officer from Texas, who was paralyzed in a horrible car accident, is improving since going to China to receive Adult Stem Cell therapy to treat his Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). After his car accident in 2006, Rickey was not only paralyzed, but suffered from the nerve injuries that caused him to feel a sharp pain every time he touched his middle finger and index finger on his left hand.

For 2 years, Rickey thought there was no hope for improvement. However, then he heard about Adult Stem Cell treatment in China that was helping patients with similar Spinal Cord Injuries show improvement. Rickey booked his trip in March 2008. In China, Rickey was given injections of Adult Stem Cells harvested from umbilical cord blood into his spinal cord. The doctors thought it would take Rickey 2-3 months to show any improvement from the Adult Stem Cells. It took only 3 weeks!

After 3 weeks of the Adult Stem Cell treatment and rehabilitation, Rickey was with his mother and he touched his middle finger and index finger together. There was no pain! Then Rickey moved one of his fingers he couldn’t move before. To them, it was a miracle. Rickey’s mother called in the shocked doctors who ran in and started videotaping Rickey. Rickey and his mother were crying with joy.

These days, Rickey has improved even more. He can now move his upper torso, has more strength and motion in his arms and can even wrestle with his 4 year old son.

While Rickey’s story is wonderful, it is unfortunate he had to travel all the way to China to receive his Adult Stem Cell treatment. Adult Stem Cell advocates point to Rickey’s story and say that Adult Stem Cell research is helping people overseas everyday and this miracle therapy should be made available in the United States.

The Repair Stem Cell Institute is a public-service company formed to educate, teach, and help patients with chronic diseases and conditions to find qualified doctors who provide Adult Stem Cell therapy to improve the patient’s quality of life.