0

2-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Walking After Stem Cell Infusion

2-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Walking After Stem Cell Infusion

By Stephen Luke

A 2-year-old San Diego girl who received a stem cell infusion of her own umbilical cord blood, banked at birth, is giving new hope to parents of children with brain injuries.

Doctors have used cord blood for decades to help with blood disorders and some other diseases, but now a handful of new studies show those same cells can travel up to baby’s brain and heal injured areas.

The ramifications could impact everything from autism to cerebral palsy.

Ava Johnson, born with cerebral palsy, had limited use of the entire left side of her body. She didn’t use her left hand and couldn’t walk at 18 months until an experimental treatment changed everything, according to her parents.

Read the Full Story.

Rate this post

FREE MEDICAL AND LEGAL RESOURCES

The Cerebral Palsy Survival Guide is a free, state-specific resource list for everything from everyday activities to emergency situations.

BI-WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive the latest in CP news, resources and

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Camp Smiles – One Year Later!

By Anita Howell Watch more CPFN TV One year, dozens of hurdles, a couple of panic attacks, a few doubts and thousand of smiles later, we have an amazing annual…

Read more

Why I View My Cerebral Palsy as a Blessing

By Ashley Mohesky Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that prevents the brain from communicating to the muscles. There are different types of cerebral palsy, but everyone with the…

Read more