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In CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS on March 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Elizabeth Taylor dies of congestive heart failure!!

A devastating loss to American and World culture, film and screen and one of the most cherished and greatest characters of our time.  What strikes me as particularly troubling is that perhaps it could have been avoided.  Elizabeth Taylor suffered from congestive heart failure since 2004.  Congestive heart failure has been treated successfully outside the USA since 2004…and I’ll bet she and her loved ones (all multiple millions of them)  had no idea that there were other options out there. Adult stem cell treatments can lower a congestive heart failure patient from stage 3 or 4 to stage 1 or 2, can double Ejection Fractions and can do so in about 70% of patients.  A tragic loss. -dg

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, seen here in 1953, has died in a Los Angeles hospital following a lengthy illness

Acting legend Elizabeth Taylor dies of congestive heart failure in hospital

  • Actress passed away from congestive heart failure after suffering from the condition since 2004

Elizabeth Taylor dies of heart failure in hospital aged 79 | Mail Online.

Her last show: Elizabeth was snapped celebrating her 79th birthday a month early in January before she was admitted to hospital a few days after

Her last show: Elizabeth was snapped celebrating her 79th birthday a month early in January before she was admitted to hospital a few days after

Lisa Ray to undergo stem cell transplant for cancer

In CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS on November 18, 2009 at 10:02 am

Lisa Ray to undergo stem cell transplant for cancer
Knoxville Times – Wednesday 18th November, 2009   – (IANS)
Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray will undergo a stem cell transplant to treat her multiple myeloma, an incurable form of blood cancer.  The 37-year-old star was diagnosed with the cancer of the bone marrow in June and has been undergoing chemotherapy since July.

Toronto-born Lisa made this announcement Tuesday while visiting the Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School where her film ‘Water’, directed by Deepa Mehta, was screened. 

Ray, who was born to a Polish mother and Bengali father, said the process for a stem cell transplant would begin next week in a city hospital.  The procedure would begin by releasing her own stem cells into her blood, then collecting them and later freezing them, she said.  Calling it a ‘reboot’ of her system, she said the process would take up to two weeks to complete.  After this, she would put on a waiting list for a stem cell transplant.

Discovered, at the age of sixteen, by Maureen Wadia, through her Glad Rags magazine, nearly ten years ago, Lisa ray flew to India from Canada,where she had been raised,little did she know what future had in store for her. Her visit to India—to meet her near and dear ones—proved to be a turning point in her life and career. Lisa’s chiseled face and sylph-like figure caught the attention of the modeling world and soon she got the offer for an ad for a well-known fabrics company. Since then there has been no looking back for Lisa as she went on to become one of the most sought after models who could steal the entire show with her shimmering presence.

But soon she got over the appreciation from the fashion fraternity and forayed into the world of films with the music video ‘Afreen’ (for Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). She is also the beautiful host of the movie show ‘Star Buzz’ (with Kelly Dorjee) on Star Movies. Now Lisa has jumped aboard the Bollywood bandwagon with Vikram Bhatt’ production in which she has acted quite well, considering it is her maiden attempt in films. For future Lisa is not much enthusiastic about pursuing an acting career in Bollywood, although there are chances of her doing more films. Indian origin actress Lisa Ray has been featured in the Canadian edition of Hello magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ of the country.
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