Hi All! I am back from Boston!!! Thanks to all of you for the encouragement. I am so Sorry that I have been late getting back to you :I had been stupendously busy at work, trying to geet needed paperwork done at my public school job after my return from Boston and meeting with Dr. Faustman…
I had a wonderful trip and was greatly impressed with Dr.Faustman…She is earnest, energetic, and enthusiastic. I donated blood for the Phase 2 trial and will be returning at the end of July to donate more Marps, your description of the study and the use of BCG to eliminate the rogue t-cells was great. Everyone, Marps has described it to a tee and is far more explicit and precise than I could ever be…Check out her blog noted above.
I really would like to encourage others to take part in Dr. Faustman’s research…She spoke to me and indicated that ALL of her support is from private donors and that type one volunteers are the driving force . Hers is the ONLY research into type one diabetes that is looking to cure those with long-standing diseasesthat is not using drugs to suppress the immune response, AND is regenerating the body’s own beta cells. I may not be among the ones chosen to receive a standard “treatment” in further stages/phases of the clinical trial, but my participation may lead to a quicker “cure” for us all. Please check out her website and consider a blood or monetary donation.
Now about Boston: It is a great Walking/ touring City. The first night, my friend Clarence and I walked all over the city and used public transportation to get around, it was very easy to negotiate the trains and buses .The next day( saturday/ We did the Walking Tour with the Costumed Guide from Boston Commons, visited the Boston Science museum, had fabulous seafood; and I serenaded and crooned at a Karaoke bar called The LimeLight on December 5th, the night of my birthday. We did much more… I am going to post the photos of our escapades this week!!
Thanks all for your wonderful support. She still needs volunteers, but it would probably be late into August before you could be scheduled.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season… I am off to GA for several days to visit with my family ( mom, dad, brother, sister, nieces, nephews), starting on Tuesday, December 22.
God Bless you all!!! Thank you all so much for your support!!!