Autism Patient: Margaret
Margaret is another of Stem Cell Of America patients. She attended a special Montessori school for children with autism and other cognitive disabilities. Margaret’s condition was so severe that neither her parents nor her teachers knew for sure if Margaret was even aware that she was in classroom with other children. She made no eye contact with anyone, just sat listlessly at her desk or acted out with inappropriate behavior.
- Her mother wrote:
Despite countless hours of educational therapy and biomedical intervention in an attempt to get my daughter to express any type of language skills, there was zero improvement. Margret’s learning basically did not improve at all for about five years.
This went on from the time Margaret was three years old until she turned eight, when her parents brought her to Stem Cell Of America.
A few days after her first fetal stem cell treatment, Margaret began to utter a few phrases. A number of weeks later, her teacher phoned Margaret’s mother and was in tears because of how excited she was. That day, Margaret had stood up from her desk to walk over to each child in her class. She greeted each one of them by name, saying, “Hi, my name is Margaret.”
Margaret then went up to her teacher and introduced herself, also greeting her by name. Her teacher was astonished. Until that moment, the teacher and Margaret’s parents were convinced that she had no awareness of anyone else in the classroom, let alone their names. Her teacher said the other children were “ecstatic.” She then told Margaret’s mother, “This has been the most promising, wonderful day that I’ve had in six years!” Since that day, Margaret plays with and relates to her classmates like any normal child.
- In a follow-up letter to me relating Margaret’s progress, her mother writes:
Today Margaret took her teacher’s hand and turned to her class-mates. “Let’s go, guys,” she said, and began to lead her teacher toward the door to the playground. Her teacher allowed her to do so in order to see what Margaret was going to do. At the door, Margaret looked up at her and said, “I just wish I could pick my favorite friends and tell them, ‘Let’s go out and play!’”
Margaret is now soaking up knowledge like a sponge. The fact that she can now sit with her classmates and take spelling tests with her own list of words is like a miracle. Her teacher had tried to teach Margaret to write and spell for five years without any success. Now she scores 100 on almost every spelling test!
Equally dramatic is the improvement in Margaret’s social skills. She has begun to “hang out” with her favorite girlfriends from school, and has been invited to a number of birthday parties and two social outings—one to the mall and the other to go swimming. This would have been unthinkable before her stem cell treatment.
- Two years later, when Margaret turned ten, her mother wrote another progress report. Margaret and her family had gone to a resort for a vacation:
We were dining and I arranged for Margaret to sit either at my table or to sit with her teenaged brother and his friends. To my surprise, Margaret decided she was going to sit at the table with the girls her age. She walked across the crowded dining room and sat and ate like a little lady, without supervision. I don’t think I was ever as proud of her as I was at that moment!
Just for you to understand the full significance of this, I should add that many of the women I have befriended who have children with autism have told me that they have become increasingly isolated over the years, unable to socialize due to their children’s behavior in public.
Finally, I want to add that Margaret is now showing that she feels hurt when she has done something to displease me, and showing great pride and happiness when she does something that I compliment her on.
I can truthfully say that because of my daughter’s stem cell treatment, she has come out of her own world to be an active, loving participant in ours.
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