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Benefit #50 (of 71) of the California Stem Cell Program: FIGHTING PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

By |2020-05-11T16:09:03+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Other than being spectacularly flat, my feet gave me no trouble for my first 72 years. True, when I stepped out of water, the tracks my feet left would be completely filled in — no arch. And the noise of my footfalls was “flop flop flop!”, like walking in swimfins. I was even told, when

FIGHTING BOWEL DISEASE: Benefit # 48 of the California Stem Cell Program

By |2020-05-11T16:09:03+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

No one can fully understand another person’s pain. Before my son’s accident, I thought people in a wheelchair just sat down a lot. I had no idea of the endless quiet agonies and frustrations they endure. But at least people notice the wheelchair — what if a person looked utterly healthy, young, slender, beautiful —

Benefit # 47 (of 71) of the California Stem Cell Research Program: JOBS AND NEW MONEY

By |2020-05-11T16:09:03+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Imagine a government program that attracts money, instead of just spending it… The California stem cell program does exactly that. Technically titled the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) the program has spent approximately $2.6 billion since its beginning. But from other sources, the program has brought in $1.9 billion — and more is almost certainly

How the California Stem Cell Program is Fighting Your Incurable Disease!

By |2018-05-23T18:06:12+00:00May 18th, 2018|

Without Don Reed, the stem cell voice in California would not be what it is today. Don’s journey in stem cell advocacy began almost twenty years ago with California’s Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act of 1999- an initiative named after his son who was paralyzed in a football accident. Don later served on

Champions Award Interview Bart Narter

By |2019-10-31T12:37:54+00:00April 3rd, 2018|

Meet April’s co-Champions Award recipient, Bart Narter. Bart was an avid cyclist for decades before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. We spoke to Bart to learn more about his experience of living with Parkinson’s and what motivates him to do the amazing work he’s doing. Q. Tell us about your personal story of being diagnosed