Good article appeared in today's Toronto Star on the procedure Mr. Howe went through and what they found afterwards. Quote of the article from
Dr. Steven Cramer, a neurologist at University of California Irvine, who was brought in to look at the findings from his case:
“We don’t know the risk and we don’t know the benefits yet,” said Cramer, who plans a study using Stemedica cells. “Write your senator or whatever the Canada thing is and get these trials funded,” said Cramer, adding: “I do not suggest to my patients to go outside of the U.S. and do what was done here.”
It began as a competitive pursuit among professional golfers to draw awareness to ALS. Now the "Ice Bucket Challenge" has swept North American social media and is translating into millions of dollars in new donations to battle the disease.
The ALS Association said Monday it has received $15.6 million in donations since July 29, an eight-fold spike over the $1.8 million donated during the same period last year.
The association said this summer's donations have come from existing donors as well as more than 300,000 new donors.