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Monday, September 18, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

We at Theravitae are yodeling or Bodolaying (sorry for the bad pun - Stem Cell Guy) about the improvement in VesCell recipient, Jack Bodolay. Mr. Bodolay made his expedition to Bangkok in May and hopefully his heart will get even better in the near future. Also, many props to writer Robin Williams Adams on this excellent and comprehensive article from The Ledger newspaper in Florida. Check it out below!

LAKELAND -- Businessman Jack Bodolay went to Thailand for help when Florida doctors couldn't do anything more to boost his failing heart.

Stem cells from his blood were multiplied by the millions and put into his heart in an experimental procedure to improve the heart's ability to pump blood.

The treatment at Bangkok Heart Hospital cost him between $30,000 and $35,000. Improvement wasn't guaranteed.

Not getting it, however, would have meant giving in to his steadily worsening congestive heart failure, which the Lakeland man wasn't willing to do.

"My thoughts were `I don't have much time left and I'm going to do what I have to do,' " said Bodolay, who is 76.

Read the whole thing!


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