The Sunrise breakfast show on channel 7 recently featured the amazing story of Charlotte who has cerebral palsy. Charlotte received her sister Emma’s cord blood that was stored with Cell Care as part of a clinical trial.
Charlotte's mother Laura said that "before the cord blood treatment Charlotte was completely immobile and required intense care". After treatment Laura noted "We saw Charlotte go from completely immobile to making these gigantic leaps to the point of her walking independently and running".
Watch the video here:
An Australian child is born with cerebral palsy every 20 hours, making it the most common physical disability in childhood. Cell Care offers free cord blood collection and storage for siblings of children with cerebral palsy. This program aims to ensure as many families as possible have access to Australian and international cord blood trials.
Cell Care is proud to be associated with Laura’s family journey. As the leader in cord blood science and innovation we continue to provide potential treatment options for Australian families.