a woman passes away from MS despite CCSVI treatment

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a woman passes away from MS despite CCSVI treatment

Postby Cece » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:44 am

P.E.I. woman who travelled for MS treatment dies

Margo Oliver fought the neuro-muscular disease for more than a decade.

Three years ago, she travelled to China for experimental stem cell treatment at a cost of more than $30,000.

There was progress, for a time, after that treatment. Oliver, who used a wheelchair, said she felt some improvement and even got on her feet again. But the progress was short-lived.

Last October she travelled to Costa Rica for another experimental treatment to clear blockages in her neck veins. Again, the improvements were not lasting.

Oliver died Tuesday. She was 50.

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-is ... t-584.html

Condolences to her and her family.
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Postby tzootsi » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:30 am

This was a poorly written article - if you read further into the comments posted by her family, they mention that the CCSVI treatment she received actually did help her, but she passed away from secondary complications.
Very sad.
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:39 am

i can't even find any comments :S
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Postby HappyPoet » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:13 am

Comments start directly beneath the article.

Margo was my sister-in-law and I am surprised that an article written by the CBC was so short on insight and lacked pertinent accurate information regarding her recent death. The article insinuates that the "liberation treatment" was not successful and therefore led to her death. This was not the case as we saw immediate and some significant improvements following the treatment. Her death was due to complications secondary to MS and not in any way related to the treatment she received outside of Canada. She died as she lived, a "champion" dedicated to find a cure/relief for this dreadful disease.


I, too, offer my condolences to her family.
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:49 am

there must be some glitch between my browser and their server, i dunno :S
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