Our choice of Dr Sullivan in Atlanta was due to having family in Atlanta. I was not able to join her and needed a close friend to accompany her and her brother on the other end to take care of the logistics.
So for Laurie it was a combination vacation, CCSVI Liberation, the latter was with hope and prayers and a conviction that we had tried pretty well everything else, no stopping now. Laurie has had MS for well over 21 years, primary progressive, in my eyes late stages, so to have the results that we have had so far is beyond my expectations.
Laurie stated she was thrilled with Atlanta Access Care, Dr Sullivan and his staff.
Between Joanne, Dawn & Laurie they have over 70 years of Nursing experience and medical protocols so they knew how to walk the walk and talk the talk. After the hour and a half consultation were the good doctor was interrogated
they left his office the night before the procedure knowing Laurie was in very good hands.
I will end by sharing an email my brother in law sent to his email list as I had requested every one to do as per my 'Laurie has been Liberated' thread on TIMS. Gary is the most conservative guy I know so his reaction (bearing witness) is telling for me.
Thank you all for your well wish's
Laurie & Bill
Date: 08/05/2011 5:27:06 PM
Subject: Liberate Laurie Update
Below is a letter that my Brother-in-Law, Bill wrote to the Star (Letters to the Editor) to try to get the word out about a new experimental procedure for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). My sister Laurie (nee ) visited Joann and I in Atlanta last week where she underwent the CCSVI (Liberation Treatment) at a local clinic here. Currently, the Canadian Government currently does not allow CCSVI to be performed in Canada and does not cover the costs of treatment. Bill and Laurie's hope is that while they covered the cost of her treatment and travel to Atlanta out of their own funds with the help of donations from family and friends, that awareness will bring the necessary pressure on the government to cover the cost of the procedure for other MS sufferers.
I can personally say the results of the procedure were significant and in my skeptical mind, miraculous. My sister had not been able to wiggle her toes or move her feet for 3 years prior to the treatment. Immediately after the procedure Joann took a video (copy and paste the link below into your browser to view it) of her wiggling her toes and moving her feet when she was just in the recovery room. Her condition is continuing to improve from there as described by Bill below.
Please pass the word around.