Meskerem A. – Burtonsville, MD – Mother of Child with Autism
“We have seen huge improvements in Ermias since coming back from stem cell treatments in Arizona, especially with eye contact and his listening. His ABA therapists say he’s improved so much that they change and update his lessons every two weeks now because of how well he’s doing in therapy, before he would make very little progress. His digestion has improved so much, we no longer give him enzymes. When we go to the store we no longer need to worry about him. He doesn’t run off or misbehave. No tantrums. He used to throw tantrums when leaving the store or the park. Now he just grabs my hand and leaves when I tell him it’s time to go. He follows every direction we tell him. Before the treatment he only could identify 2 pictures and now he’s identifying 20 pictures. He’s so smart. His ABA therapists have been amazed at his improvements. We haven’t seen this much progress after working with other therapists and biomedical doctors. It’s been an absolute miracle and we thank you so much. We’re looking forward to coming back for our next treatments in a few months.”
Trish M. – Los Angeles, CA – Mother of Child with Autism
“I’m so happy we went to get treatment from Dr Whitney. We’ve seen gains we were not expecting such as better motor skills. She had more confidence in walking and running. London is practicing her annunciation and has me repeat words she hears. Francisco has noticed more energy and London is more curious to world around her.”
C. Conrad – Broken Arrow, OK – Mother of Child with Autism
3-month follow-up: “Hi Amerique!I keep posting updates on Instagram. But yes receptive language is really good. He went number 2 in the potty yesterday three times 😂
He is starting to go potty at night and is not wearing pull ups. We had a few accidents last night. He does drink a lot, but he is going! 🤗He is learning and attention skills are getting better. He is able to do what I say and try to dress himself really good.Besides that. The fact that he cares for your feelings. Especially sisters feelings.
K. Saleem – Morton Grove, IL – Mother of Child with Autism
1-month follow-up: “Ayaan is doing great and showing improvement. He is a lot more engaging in activities. His babbling has improved significantly and and overall energy level has improved. Overall he has been a lot more attentive of his surroundings”
M. Wang – Mother of Child with Autism
1-month follow-up: “We’ve seen some awesome gains in Elliot! He is quicker to engage with us and others, at school as well! He is more readily putting 2-4 words together without as much prompting anymore. Transitions have gotten a lot easier (less screaming) and he follows directions much better! Things like “let’s go take a bath! Go upstairs and find dad!” So wonderful to see. He’s also eating a bigger variety of foods and more willing to try something new, as well as feed himself with utensils. He is engaging with peers more and we see that with Josiah at home too. Lots of playing together! All so great!!”
2-month follow-up: “We had a wonderful holiday season and it was a good time of rest. Elliot is continuing to grow and improve a lot! He is now making 3-5 word sentences on his own, without much prompting. He’s able to ask for everything he needs such as “I want _____” or “help me, mommy.” and etc. We’ve also seen improvements in his engagement with other kids (when we had some friends over). He was able to play near them and also participate in some of the activities without prompting, such as jumping on the bounce house with them (before he’d just get off if someone else got on). We’ve also seen less meltdowns as I said before and that continues to hold true. Yay!! He’s doing great.”
N. Rahamn – Bronx, NY
1-month follow-up: “So Habibur has been doing good so far. Ever since the treatment he has about 10 more new words, he is less fearful of the crowd. He tries to communicate and imitate. As term of his appetite, he is willing to try new things. He looks more alert. He is more engaging now. He still doesn’t play with other kids and has his sensory issues..”
K. Ade Aina – Mother of Child with Autism
2-month follow-up: “Yohan is doing well, he is not as hyper as he was before.A few gains we noticed are:
Almost completely potty trained, with a few accidents here and there
He is playing with his baby brother
He understands better and signs better to communicate.
He points better too
We think he is improving.”
L. Armstrong – Mother of Child with Autism
3-month follow-up: ” Mason’s doing so very great! I’d say his biggest areas of improvement are eye contact and engagement with people. It’s been amazing to witness!
Thank you for always kindly checking in! We love having you all in Mason’s corner!”
5-month follow-up: “Wow! I can’t believe it’s been five months! Mason is still making progress in leaps and bounds! He is mimicking new words each and every day! I’d say he could babble about 2-3 words before treatment, and now can mimic about 25-30! It’s been so crazy to see! He’s also able to identify picture cards and can correctly identify upwards of 30 pictures! He’s still engaging more with his brothers, and is engaging with friends of ours that he’s never acknowledged before! It’s been such a wild ride! Everyday we’re amazed by something he does or says. My favorite thing he’s recently begun is responding to the word, “no!” It’s so amazing! As a child that has little awareness of danger, and often elopes, the ability to say, “no” and have him react appropriately is so great.”
6-month follow-up: “Mason is doing amazing!! Just yesterday Mason grab my dad’s hand and stared right into his eyes for several minutes. They talked, and Mase giggled, and the interaction had my dad in tears. He said, “He’s never acknowledged me before. Wow!”
It was an absolutely beautiful moment and those moments aren’t rare! They’re happening all the time! It’s amazing!
Thank y’all for checking in with us!
We love you guys!”
1-month follow-up: “I can’t believe it has been a whole month since our trip. It took Felicity a little while to calm down and get back into the swing of things but that is normal for her. A lot has happened since then. The school she attends built a new building which was ready mid October. She had a week off school and had to prepare to go to a different place. Although her anxiety was high, once she saw “her people” had moved too she transitioned beautifully. They have had no problems and she has adjusted well.
Ever since our autism journey began, I have kept a running list of improvements we have seen. Some of these have come after starting therapy, school, essential oils, meds etc. I notice most of what I tend to write down involves her verbal communication. That has always been a top goal for us since her potential has been there since the beginning. She has come a long way and is using her words more daily. Since our trip, she has started singing more songs from movies and shows she watches. The words are clearer and we can understand what she is singing. Lion King is her current favorite and she has said, “Timone, Pumba, Simba and Hakunna Matata.” She also has acted out the scene where Mufasa dies with her sister using a rock wall we have. She also quoted the line, “Scar, brother, help me!” It is also clear she is comprehending story lines well. This is a movie she has seen for years but she is doing more of this with other movies as well too, including ones she has just begun to watch. She has also started repeating each word in a full sentence if I ask her too. This is definately new. She has started addressing my sister’s and brother in law’s by name and interacting with them more and more. She always ignored the men in our family but has started acknowledging them and joking around.
We have noticed some non verbal things as well. Not long after arriving home, she asked to eat Cheerios which she hasn’t eaten in years. She is very picky, so this was a big deal for her. She has been more proactive about dressing herself and helping us with that. She has also worn a blue shirt, black dress and black shirt since returning home. She usually wears a pink dress or one pink shirt every day. This is a big change and she verbally requested different items. She seems to be sticking with the pink dress for school and the black shirt for home and other outings but it is still a change. She has transitioned quite well on a few occasions where she would have previously melted down. We hope this is something we will see more of.
Her anxiety is still pretty high as we work hard to manage it. I feel it has been a little worse lately, however, I feel when her brain seems more open it seems to be higher. I assume due to her added awareness. We have not tried any of the supplements yet as it’s very hard to get her to try new things. I plan to try the liquid serenity first as I am hoping it will help with the anxiety.”
2-month follow-up: “I’m sorry it had taken a while to respond. I appreciate you checking in. This month has been a little different as she has had a few weeks off of school. That seems to be harder on her being out of routine. Her anxiety was high and we had to work through that but that is our normal for this time of year.
That being said, we had a very successful trip to the Great Wolf Lodge where she was able to engage in water play quite easily. She transitioned from the water to our room well and even wore her mask in the hallways. She didn’t need any incentives this trip and seemed more comfortable. I visually prepared her for the holidays and our Christmas morning at home went very well. We are thankful for these small things.
We saw some friends that we haven’t seen since summer and they commented that they could see a difference in Felicity’s speech as well as her comprehension. There is more back and forth banter. We also received a wonderful report from her speech therapist as she has met all of her goals for the second quarter. I will include pictures of that. Her verbal communication is still probably the top improvement we have seen. One that is greatly welcomed.
We are expecting baby #4 in May and Felicity seems to fully understand and is very excited about the baby. Both her teacher and her therapist told us that she always points out “May and baby” when they go through the months. She knows when it will arrive. She also drew a picture
of me with a face on my stomach. It is so refreshing to see her understand and be excited about the new addition. Her writing seems to have improved as well.”
3-month follow-up: “Overall Felicity is doing well. It is the time of year where she will be evaluated and get a new IEP in place for next year. As of now, she has met or is close to meeting ALL of her goals for the year. We are very happy with her progress. Her verbal development has still been her most improved area. She now gives us hugs and says “I love you” just because, no prompts. It has been so nice to see her grow.”
– E. & N. Matthews / Columbus, OH / Parents of Felicity
“Dr. Travis Whitney treated my husband’s shoulder with stem cells a couple years ago and it was a complete success! My husband had been in extreme pain and discomfort prior to his stem cell injections but after a couple of weeks he was feeling much improvement with his pain and mobility and it continued to improve to almost 100 percent pain free range of motion and he is still doing great! Today our son started stem cell injections in his lower back by Dr. Whitney and he was very impressed with the bedside manner of the doctor and his staff. Our son has been struggling with lower back pain since playing football in high school and just turned 28. His MRI showed degenerative disc disease. Dr. Whitney feels confident that the stem cells will help our son. Dr. Whitney is not only extremely knowledgeable in this field, he also has an excellent bedside manner. He takes the time to listen and discuss the areas of concern and answer all the questions regarding the procedure and takes time to discuss things that might also be beneficial for a happier, healthier life. We are so happy that we found Dr. Whitney and we highly recommend him. His staff is excellent. Amerique has a great personality and is very helpful and kind. She always displays that positive energy and calmness that helps put patients at ease. We would definitely give Dr. Whitney and his staff 5 stars!”
– J. Stoeber.
2-month follow-up: “It’s been 2 months since our first treatment My son said his first word! He said “three.” his eye contact is still improving and his receptive language seems to be improving as well. He’s interested and playing with toys properly. His ABA therapist has told me she notices a difference in him and he is completing goals quicker in therapy as well. He notices cars driving by, birds flying, and other people around him. We are loving the improvements so far! ”3-month follow-up: “Kellen is still doing great! He’s playing with his sister more, following simple directions better, still doing great in therapy, and his awareness keeps getting better and better. His receptive language also seems to be getting better!”
4-month follow-up: “Kellen is great! No more new words but he’s seeming to try to sign! Therapies have been going great and he’s learning so many new things. Completing activities, following directions…it’s been amazing! Eye contact seems to not be an issue anymore. We are so happy.”
6-month follow-up: “Kellen has been great! Therapies have been going great and he will be starting his Special Ed preschool in a couple months. His eye contact is still improving, responding to his name is almost 100% of the time, and his awareness for things and people has increased. We are still very happy with his progress and the stem cells!
We can’t wait for the next appointment in March!”
– J. Nelson. / Lodi, NJ / Son with Autism
“Our son has been doing great. We have seen a lot of gains since the stem cell treatment. He has been trying a lot to vocalize words and sing along when his favorite shows are on tv or on his Ipad. When he is singing, his words are very close to the words being sung by the characters on tv. His behavior has also changed a whole lot. He notices his baby sister and tries to hold her. Previously, he would never acknowledge her. He is also alot calmer when playing on his ipad. We are not having as much tantrums as we used to. The only weird behavior we seem to notice lately is his obsession with washing his hands. He seems to always want to go to the sink and wash his hands. We cant seem to figure out if he is intrigued by the water or the soap.. but anyways, we try to limit the number of times he does that. Looking forward to the next treatment in December.”
–A.A. / Richmond, TX / Son with Autism
“My son has been doing good so far. Ever since the treatment he has about 10 more new words, he is less fearful of the crowds. He tries to communicate and imitate. As for his appetite he is willing to try new things. He looks more alert. He is more engaging now. He still doesn’t play with other kids and has his sensory issues. Looking forward to the next treatment.”
– N.C. / Bronx, NY / Son with Autism