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Uploaded on Feb 14, 2011
Dave Bexfield went through an experimental NIH-sponsored clinical trial (HALT-MS) for his aggressive multiple sclerosis: a bone marrow stem cell transplant designed to stop disease progression. The consent form he signed warned that the odds of death were 1 in 20. Despite repeated insurance denials, Dave pressed forward. The risky but potentially groundbreaking treatment performed in March 2010 required over a month of testing, three weeks in the hospital, and intensive rehabilitation. Bexfield also runs www.ActiveMSers.org, a nonprofit website designed to help, motivate, and inspire those with multiple sclerosis to stay as active as possible—physically, intellectually, and socially—regardless of physical limitations.
This film has been entered into the 2011 Neuro Film Festival from the American Academy of Neurology Foundation at www.neurofilmfestival.com. Let's put our brains together to support brain research. Visit www.neurofilmfestival.com. The video's concluding musical track "Et Ducit Mundum Per Luce" is courtesy Angels & Airwaves.