Meet Patrick Van Benthem, 57 years old.
He has had Primary Progressive MS since 2006. For 10 years he was prescribed drugs to minimize its impact. Regardless, the disease quickly progressed. Patrick had to quit his job, couldn't drive a car, and couldn't enjoy regular activities. Steroids did nothing for him. He felt pain at every foot drop and couldn't even raise his legs. His entire arm had gone completely numb.
He went to his neurologist for help, who referred him for NHS stem cell treatment. But, Patrick was denied treatment because his MS had not progressed "enough" to meet the therapy's strict criteria.
So, Patrick made the life-changing decision to go overseas for treatment. UK television documented the entire process — from before treatment to recovery. The results are incredibly encouraging to anyone with MS or someone with a loved one who suffers from MS. Watch this video.