Richard Davis Humphries was a trail blazer in the area of adult stem cell treatments and his strength and passion will be missed. His successful treatment and recovery from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2007 enlightened untold numbers to the benefits and safety of adult stem cell treatments. If you didn’t know him, here’s a small piece of his battle and recovery from MS:
In March of 2007, “Humphries, a 54-year-old Alexandria native who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, was bedridden and suffering from excruciating pain with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.
“Very few people know this,” he said, “but I prayed to die every day and night, for the pain was off the charts.”…
…”The night after the second injection, I started to feel better and the fog had lifted. The time was midnight, and I had not been able to stay up that late in some time. The pain was gone….
HUMPHRIES WAS THE FIRST ADIPOSE (FAT TISSUE) DERIVED STEM CELL RECIPIENT IN THE WORLD. STEM CELLS FROM FAT HAVE SOME OF THE HIGHEST REGENERATIVE CAPABILITIES AND ARE FOUND IN SUPER ABUNDANCE, MAKING THEM AN IDEAL SOURCE FOR TREATMENT.
…In February (2008?), Humphries underwent another experimental stem cell treatment to regrow inner ear nerve hairs. It not only improved his hearing but helped him tolerate heat, which can be a problem for people with MS…
“It’s an amazing recovery,” Ichem said (Dr. Tom Ichem of San Diego, a scientist). “I was with him in (Washington) D.C. and spent three days with him, and I was, honestly, bona fide flabbergasted. It’s one thing to read about recoveries like this, but to see it first hand — I hate to say ‘miracle,’ but it was absolutely something very, very stunning. Usually when we develop new treatments, we see results with some impact, but I’ve never seen this kind of stunning impact. It literally shocked me.”
Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed.