Can we help Professor Haacke?
"I hope all on here recognize the tremendous contribution Prof. E. Mark Haacke has made to the discovery and learning process of CCSVI. He has been at the forefront of exploring venous stenosis, slowed perfusion, and the ramifications of CCSVI in people with MS. He was featured in the CTV special in November 2009, and received thousands of calls and e-mails, even calls to his personal cell phone. He has always been available to pwMS to discuss his research. He is a brilliant researcher, and a real gentleman. His Haacke MRV protocol, being utilized through the Hubbard Foundation IRB, is creating a record of blood flow, iron deposition, oxygenation and the brain before and after angioplasty.
Here is Prof. Haacke's informative site--
Prof. Haacke has taken some heat from other medical professionals, and it hasn't been easy for him. As we sadly know, there are many medical professionals that would like to see investigation of CCSVI just go away.
Prof. Haacke's MS-MRI project needs our help. Prof. Haacke has not received the funding he had hoped for from MS Societies or the National Institute of Health this year--- even though he applied for grants, and has received major funding from the NIH and many other organizations before. This fact alone enrages me, but I don't want this appeal to be based on anger, but rather on my deep belief that we can gather our resources together, and help out. This research will not just go away. Prof. Haacke needs funding to further scan pwMS and normals, to compare and contrast, and to process the information. He's very dedicated, but he's one man. He needs help.
We have over 18,000 members on here. If we all chip in a little, it can mean a lot. Please know this, I will not take advantage of our group, but this is an urgent and important need.
Click on the link below, and help out in any way you can via paypal--
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