SAVE A MOMMA young mom with ALS needs stem cells to live

SAVE A MOMMA young mom with ALS needs stem cells to live

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Ashley Vickers started this petition to FDA

My name is Ashley Vickers. I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my 4 amazing children and my awesome hard working husband. I'm a former pediatric nurse and event planner.
Almost 5 years ago my family and I received devastating news.
I became extremely ill after the birth of our 4th baby. My husband and I traveled to Boston, the Mayo clinic, Duke University and Vanderbilt for answers.
We were completely shocked to finally learn that at the age of 32 I had Lou Gehrig’s disease also known as ALS.
ALS is a terminal illness with an estimated life span of 2 to 5 years.

   I promised my family and myself from day one that I would fight and remain positive. I so desperately want to live.
With the help of God, my family, friends, and neighbors I have held up to my promise.
   I'm always looking for supplements and treatments to improve my quality of life and hopefully buy more time.
Shortly after being told I would die and never see my kids grow up and "sorry, there's nothing we can do" I began my own research!  I was not going to accept that! 
My kids deserved to have their mom, so I'm not going down without a fight. 
I found myself researching stem cells,  I had nothing to loose. My entire community began fundraising. I was able to travel outside the USA (5,000 miles) for a stem cell transplant from donors. I was able to travel twice 18 months apart. 
I saw tremendous improvement in my health and was extremely hopeful! 
Two years ago as I was planning my third trip for stem cells I learned of a local facility that would extract my own cells from my fat and reinject the cells into my spine after cleaning the cells.  I could also have my healthy cells stored safely in a stem cell bank. 
This was amazing news..local,  cheaper, and safer than traveling overseas!
I've had four rounds with my fifth appointment for this week.
My stem cell bank in Florida sent me this:

FDA has put a stop to any shipping of adipose stem cells because the FDA now says it is a "drug" and needs to be FDA regulated. 

The problem is that the FDA can not regulate the cells that come out of my body and they are trying to find a way to be able to do that. 

How can they do this?  The cells belong to ME. I live in a right to try state.  It's my money, my pain, my life!!
I've come so far and stem cells is the only thing keeping me alive. 
I see a huge difference when I receive stem cells.  My pain completely disappeared,  my pulmonary function testing improved from 45 to 79%, I sleep better,  walk better, and talk better.  I need this treatment to live! 
I'm getting pretty tired of fighting..but I will NOT give up!

My journey has put a tremendous financial and emotional strain on our family.

Ultimately I just want to see my kids grow up! And YOU can help
Sign, share, and pray! 

I want to raise awareness and help people have hope. Despite a life changing diagnoses it's so important to continue living. In my home we try to remain " normal", we laugh alot, we've learned to enjoy the little things and cherish every moment. Have faith in God and in yourself. Your not in this fight alone.

   Thank you so much for your time, consideration, and support. 


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