from The Western Star Staff Writer
CORNER BROOK A Corner Brook man says he’s heading for Destination Liberation.
Don Morey is going to Sofia, Bulgaria for treatment of his multiple sclerosis with the “Liberation Treatment.”
The procedure consists of putting stents in the veins of the neck to drain the blood from the brain properly. The work is done in a similar fashion to inserting a cardiac catheter.
He was diagnosed with MS 6 1/2 years ago and the progress has been devastating. He walks with a walker.
6年半前被診斷出MS , 現在他需要助行器
It was only 10 years ago the certified carpenter was building himself a house.
Now he has courses in auto CAD and is doing drafting.
He’s positive the treatment will help improve his condition. He’s hopeful he’ll eventually be able to walk without a walker soon.
“I wouldn’t travel half way around the world and let someone do something like this if I didn’t think it was going to be life-changing,” Morey said. “When I first read about Bulgaria, “I said what is this.
“Then I got online and started checking it out and checked on Google Earth. I told my mother they’re driving new cars, Audis and Porches. When people have a lifestyle like that, they expect good health care.”
I wouldn’t travel half way around the world and let someone do something like this if I didn’t think it was going to be life-changing. - Don Morey
Morey appreciates everything that’s being done to help him have the procedure devised by Dr. Paolo Zamboni of Italy.
He figures the surgery will cost between $16,000 and $18,000.The province put $320,000 into a study of the procedure recently. On Sept. 13, Health Minister Jerome Kennedy said while government won’t fund the surgery, the province will follow patients that have had the veins in their necks modified.
“There’s hordes of people going every day to get it done,” Morey said. “They’re going to Bulgaria, Poland, Egypt, India and numerous spots in the (United) States.”
With 700,00 people in the U.S. with MS, he found it impossible to get into a clinic there.
He’s heading to Eastern Europe Oct. 30, and will have the procedure done in early November. “They’re probably second in the world in doing this procedure,” he said.
- Auscursdad- October 10th, 2010 at 13:45:55
My cousin returned from Bulgaria today. She could feel her feet for the first time in years within 2 hours of the procedure! She also walked hours shopping the next day. She hadn't been able to work for the past year because of her inability to stand on her feet. Good luck with your procedure. I'm anxiously waiting a call for my appointment!