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Stem Cell Research for Rheumatoid Arthritis and #HopeForCristina Campaign

The beginning of my Stem Cell Research for Rheumatoid Arthritis and the #HopeForCristina Bone Marrow Campaign.

So I started to search for information on stem cell treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis around a month ago (see hope can change your day). I decided to use Pinterest to pin whatever I found on stem cell treatments, looking for any rheumatoid arthritis studies or patient blogs. Some websites I could not pin because there was no image so I saved those on my computer. I will try to go through some of the information I have found.

Let me start with the #HopeForCristina event I ran into while researching this week. Cristina is in need of a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Cristina has MNGIE, a condition so rare only 70 people in the world have it; she is running against time as the disease takes a toll on her body. Her life expectancy is 30 and she is 22 years old now. To join in on this event all you need to do is tweet #HopeForCristina at 6:00 PM on May 9th 2012 to help Cristina find a donor! She is asking you to join donor lists. Canada has One Match, USA has Be The Match and Brazil has Redome these places will seen you a mouth swab test. Good luck Cristina! Continue reading

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Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Dec 2003 because of joint pain and fatigue. Found out on July 19, 2013 that I really was profoundly low on Vitamin B7 because of a rare disease called Biotinidase Deficiency. When I found out I was very weak, hardly could get out of bed, could not turn my head without getting light headed, dragging my feet when I tried to walk, struggled to breath daily for years and was having many many other issues. From the first 24 hours of taking Biotin my symptoms started to disappear and my body started getting stronger again.

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