Joost van der Westhuizen Stem Cell Treatment for ALS Disease

Joost van der Westhuizen Stem Cell Treatment. Aside from Peyton Manning and Bartolo Colon, another sportsman who underwent stem cell therapy to cure a health condition is South African rugby union star Joost van der Westhuizen.

Who is Joost van der Westhuizen?
Joost is a rugby union player from Pretoria, South Africa who is considered as one of the greatest half-backs of all time. He retired in 2003 and was inducted to the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Ethan Zohn Stem Cell Treatment

Ethan Zohn Stem Cell Treatment. Our list of celebrities who underwent stem cell treatment continues to grow and the latest addition is Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn. The football player-turned-reality-TV star was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. [See more Celebrity Stem Cell Therapy.]

He had chemotherapy but his cancer returned and so, last February, he decided to try a novel treatment procedure that includes stem cell transplant with donor stem cells from his brother, Lee, who was a match.

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Peyton Manning & Bartolo Colon: Stem Cell Therapy in Sports

Stem cell treatments in demand among athletes — is this cheating? Stem cell therapy is starting to find a market in sports medicine. In fact, it is next only to the wildly popular platelet-rich plasma therapies. Elite athletes, like Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon, who seek quick fixes to injuries in order to return competition may think they’re helping advance these advanced stem cell treatment options.

But they may also be courting danger, not only for themselves, but for many people who look up to them as icons and who see anything they do as tacit endorsements.

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Jorge Rivas Stem Cell Therapy in Cuba

“The skepticism of reason and the optimism of will.” That’s what Argentina’s socialist politician Jorge Rivas — probably the world’s only quadriplegic legislator — says of the breakthrough surgery he underwent in Cuba last year that’s allowed him to slowly regain some of his faculties.

The stem cell procedure, together with sophisticated computer software to communicate similar to that used by Stephen Hawking, have allowed him to go on working as one of Argentina’s national deputies and to run for—and win—a bid for reelection last year.

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