Implement the "Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act for Regenerative Medicine.
Implement the "Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act for Regenerative Medicine. #VeteransLivesMatterToo This Petition will revolutionize how we can educate our Veterans Affairs, and scholarly works into Law: "Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act. The intent is to implement and sign into Law the "Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act, for the purpose of Regenerative Medical treatments, outside the VA. Exclusively for Veterans and Military Service Members. Rather than enduring a life-long pharmaceutical dependency, along with all the side effects and unnecessary invasive surgeries. Our Veteran’s and Military Service Members choose to pursue the lifesaving cures of Regenerative Medicine. The Dept. of Veterans Affairs annual budget is $73.5 Billion Dollars. The VA Medical Centers serve 8.76 Million Veterans. The vast majority of the budget is spent on pharmaceutical drugs that only address the symptoms. Drugs, also have side effects that further puts the Veterans health at risk! Regenerative Medicine, ie: Stem cell therapy, Alpha-2m, PRP etc. cures the medical issues by regenerating human cells to restore normal function. This eliminates the need for the pharmaceutical drugs our VA’s encounter year after year. The “Veterans Lives Matter Too” Act will save millions of Veterans lives and billions of dollars. With the “Veterans Lives Matter Too” Act, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs will finally be able to achieve their mission...Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Regenerative Medical treatments are the newest, most cutting edge medical treatments today. Regenerative Medicine is the "process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function". Regenerative Medicine has the potential to heal damaged tissue and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that are beyond spontaneous or surgical repair. Stem cell therapy is being used vigorously to regenerate or re-grow tissue in one’s own body that could not regenerate itself without having autologous (one’s own cells) stem cells harvested and injected into the damaged tissue. Now we have the will and the ability to regenerate the tissue back to its original state before the damage occurred, and avoid invasive surgery with immediate pain relief for the Veteran’s. Alpha-2m stops the breakdown of cartilage, prevents cartilage loss, and protects cartilage from inflammation. As well as, promotes tissue growth and improves joint function. Dr. Gaetano Scuderi, MD, is the Scientist and Inventor of Alpha-2 macroglobulin based autologous systems. “We are confident in A2m treatment based upon our extensive history of studying cartilage disease and pain. We have extensive patent protection on A2m therapy as well.” Cytonics APIC-PRP is FDA approved. Cytonics has A2M based FDA approved clinical trials ongoing. “A2m is expected to be the first treatment that addresses the biochemical progression of Osteoarthritis (OA) by inhibiting the dynamic pro-tease activity causing cartilage breakdown as well as stopping the pain from FAC production, a pathway which we elucidated” said Dr. Scuderi. Stellate Ganglion Block appears to be a fast-acting and effective treatment for chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a single-center study. The stellate ganglion blocks were "greatly effective in helping" nine of the 12 (75%) subjects, Dr Alkire reported. "We found three types of responses. A few subjects were immediate nonresponders. Five generally felt better right away and their scores continued to improve. Four subjects were what one might call 'miracle cures'; they essentially returned to normal within a few minutes, before they even got off the fluoroscopy table," he reported. "They felt like they had never been to war. One even watched a TV program on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war." Hundreds of thousands of our Veterans and Military Service Members suffer from PTSD or TBI - depression after Traumatic Brain Injury every day, (which can be treated with cold laser “Theralaser” ) Fact: 22 Veterans commit suicide daily because they suffer from PTSD and or TBI. E.g. Michael is a Veteran and a VA Medical Center patient. Michael suffered and fought the Gulf Coast VA Medical Center for over 5 years to get a hip replacement for a shattered hip joint. That started 10 years ago. Then Gulf Coast VA Medical Center ignored the bone spurs on his left rotator cuff 5 years ago, which were obvious on the X-Rays and MRI. One bone spur measured 3/4 inch long. Due to this neglect, the bone spurs severed all the muscle, tendons and nerves in his left shoulder, limiting his mobility to 10% below the waist only. Michael's left arm was also left with 80% muscle atrophy and the inability to lift his left arm above his waist or turn his left hand palm up. Michael said: "The only thing the VA did for me was prescribe pain meds 24-hrs.-a-day to relieve the pain." With the loss of the use of one arm, Michael was unable to do his job and quickly became homeless. Five years later, the Durham VA Neurologist told Michael: "There's nothing we can do, to give you your arm back! The nerves are damaged, broken and detached! Irreparable!" Michael seriously considered suicide that day. Michael received this bad news a year ago. Since that time, I, Cheryl Jones at savingourvets.org, have been working with two Stem-cell / A2M Patient Service Care Specialists, Rosanne Clemente and Cathy Vernino, steMedcare.com. In order to get Michael the special care that he needs. Rosanne and Cathy (located in NYC) found a Regenerative Medicine Specialist, Dr. Carolyn Kochert. On May 2, 2015, Michael was hospitalized for 5 days. His right hand suddenly began swelling and an excruciating pain throbbed throughout his hand. The swelling got so bad that his whole arm swelled up past his bicep. The doctors were able to get the swelling under control and Michael left the VA hospital. With his right hand extremely swollen and a pain level that exceeds 10, on a scale where 10 is the highest pain level. Plus, his left arm which he cannot lift above his waist, has caused a major quality of life issue. Unable to use either hand, Michael needed someone with him at all times, to help him with the necessities of life. Michael said, "It feels like I have flappers for hands. I can't even wipe my own butt. My girlfriend does everything for me. My quality of life feels nonexistent! I don't know what I would have done without my girlfriend!" Here is a video of the swelling in Michael's hand before A2M treatment. Due to Michael's debilitating condition and sense of urgency, Rosanne and Cathy (in NYC), Stem-cell / A2m Patient Service Specialist’s provided an A2m APIC System direct to Dr. Kochert (a Pain Management Specialist and Wellness Doctor). June 29, 2015, after a 685 mile trip one way, Michael received the Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M) treatment on his left shoulder. Since Michael came to Dr. Kochert's office in such tremendous pain, Dr. Kochert included his right hand in the treatment. Dr. Kochert stated “to watch the swelling go down right before my eyes was one of the biggest highlights of my entire professional career”. During July and August, Michael was amazed that he could now swim! He is actually able to use his right hand and left arm to swim like a normal person. Some muscle soreness and muscle fatigue was present, but he had less pain in his left shoulder and arm. Michael's shoulder muscles, bicep and triceps are growing back. His right hand has never swelled back up again. However, he still has that excruciating pain in his wrist and hand because of the extensive damage that the crystals have done, and continue to do. If treated early on with Regenerative Medicine this would have all been prevented! A2m helps eliminate pain and swelling, prevents cartilage breakdown, promotes tissue growth, and supports restoration of your affected joint, while reducing inflammation, reducing pain and slowing or halting the progression of OA. The VA Infectious Disease doctor and the VA Rheumatologist have both spoke to Dr. Kochert on the phone. Now, they are both interested but, have not given Michael authorization to go outside the VA system. They want to see what happens, at Michael's own out-of-pocket expense. Even though they can see the positive results that Michael is experiencing from the A2m treatment, Michael hasn't had the Stem Cell treatment yet, so there's more to follow… October 19, 2015, Michael received his Stem Cell treatment on his left shoulder and right hand. October 21, 2015, 2 days after Stem Cell treatment: Michael began experiencing what he described as "Thousands of little electrical shocks racing up and down his shoulder and arm, and it's hurting a lot! Which means the nerves are really waking up and that's a good thing!” October 28, 2015, 9 days after Stem Cell treatment: the electrical shocks have subsided. Yet, the pain, muscle soreness, and muscle fatigue still exists. November 4, 2015, 16 days after Stem Cell treatment: Michael noticed that the pain in his right hand is beginning to slowly subside. His left shoulder and arm continue to grow muscle larger and stronger. Michael stated: “This is amazing!” December 11, 2015, 7 weeks after Stem Cell treatment: the pain in Michael's right hand continues to slowly decrease. He is now able to bend his fingers and close his hand. His left shoulder continues to get stronger. Less than 2 months after Stem Cell treatment, Michael is already experiencing positive results with Regenerative Medicine. February 22, 2016, 4 months after Stem Cell treatment: Michael's right hand is steadily getting better. A little bit less pain and more dexterity everyday. His shoulder continues to get stronger. Now able to lift his arm 4 inches above his waist and turn his hand more towards palm up. This Petition was inspired by this Veteran's struggle to get the life-saving treatments that every Veteran needs and deserves! Henceforth, I, Cheryl Jones, Founder, savingourvets.org. Rosanne Clemente and Cathy Vernino, Stem-cell / A2M Patient Service Care Specialists, steMedcare.com, and Michael, a Veteran, URGE YOU TO SIGN THIS PETITION to Congress, the VA Secretary, and the President of the United States of America. To Implement and Sign Into Law the "Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act. For Life-Saving Regenerative Medical treatments, outside the VA. For our Veterans and Military Service Members. THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW "Veterans Lives Matter Too" To: All Veterans and Military Service Members…with utmost respect and admiration we THANK YOU for serving our Country! Petition to Congress, the VA Secretary and the President of the United States of America. To Implement and Sign Into Law the "Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act. It’s for the purpose of Life-Saving Regenerative Medical treatments, outside the VA. For Our Veterans and Military Service Members! “We the People of the United States of America, sign this petition in support of our most Noble and Courageous fellow citizens, Our Veterans and Military Service Members.” New technological advancements in Regenerative Medicine are minimally invasive, cutting edge medical treatments. Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB), Stem Cell Therapy and Alpha-2 macroglobulin (A2M) treatments are treating numerous medical conditions. Conditions such as: PTSD, Brain Injuries, Degenerative Disc Disease, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD, and more, are having successful outcomes every day. Our Veterans and Military Service Members deserve the right to a higher quality of life, which Regenerative Medicine can offer to each and every Military wounded Veteran in America today! This petition calls on Congress, the Veterans Administration and the President of the United States of America, to Grant Veterans and Military Service Members access to Regenerative Medicine outside the VA infrastructure. This is A Call-to-Action due to the fact that the VA Medical Centers are not equipped or capable of delivering these life-saving regenerative treatments. Our Veterans and Military Service Members need these treatments today, not 20 years from now! With this petition "We the People of the United States of America, Require All Congressmen, Congresswomen, the VA Secretary and the President of the United States of America, to Implement and Sign into Law the "Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act. For the Purpose of Life-Saving Regenerative Medical Treatments, outside the VA. For Our Veterans and Military Service Members, with No Other Purposes.” THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! “Veterans Lives Matter Too” For More information contact: Cheryl Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org Rosanne Clemente: RoseStemedcare@mail.com Cathy Vernino: CathyStemedcare@mail.com #VeteransLivesMatterToo 2016 - We want the “Veterans Lives Matter Too" Act to gain as many signatures as possible to show the outpouring of love and support from all Americans who believe now is the time for solutions and problem solving medical for our Veterans with Regenerative Medicines. YouTube Video of Michael's physical therapy recorded February 27, 2016.